5th annual Dorothy Cotton Institute Gala–Dec. 7th!

Thursday, December 7th, 6-9:30 pm
At the S
tatler Hotel, Carrier Ballroom on Cornell’s Campus
(free valet parking available)

Special Guest Speaker will be Reverend Carolyn McKinstry.

A life long member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Carolyn was present on September 15, 1963, when white racists bombed the Church. Carolyn’s four young friends were killed. As a teenager, Carolyn felt her “calling” by attending the mass meetings and rallies at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. She was among thousands of students hosed by firemen during the 1963 marches. She survived a second bomb explosion that destroyed a large portion of her home in 1964. An “authentic child of the movement,” Carolyn believes that God spared her life on September 15, 1963 so that she could continue to live in service to others.

Reverend McKinstry is a National Advisor to the Dorothy Cotton Institute.

Reception: 6-7 pm: Cash Bar and Hors D’ouevres (with Fe Nunn and Friends)

Dinner: 7-8 pm: (with the Molly MacMillan Jazz Trio)

Program: 8-9:30

♦ Emcee: Cal Walker
♦ Honored Guest Speaker: Reverend Carolyn McKinstry
Songs of Inspiration: Stephanie Lucena and members of the Calvary Baptist Church choir
Raffle Drawing

$125 per ticket. To reserve your seats or donate online click here.

To reserve your seats or donate on line click here.
Please make checks payable to Center for Transformative Action (with “DCI Gala” in the memo line) and mail to:

Dorothy Cotton Institute
PO Box 321
Ithaca, NY 14851

Contact: Kirby Edmonds, tfckirby@aol.com  607-277-3401 for information about scholarships and discounted tickets.

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