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VOICE-Buffalo Annual Awards Banquet

April 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


At this year’s Annual Awards Banquet we are honoring the following powerful community leaders in Buffalo’s struggle for social justice:

Nehemiah Award: Deacon Jerome R. Wright, NYS Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement

Faith in Action Award: Rev. Gerard Williams, Unity Fellowship Church

Alagbara Ayaba (Powerful Queen) Award: Gertrude K. Jones, Buffalo Immigrant Leadership Team

Community Commitment Awards: Andrew Marcum, PhD, Center for Self Advocacy; and Michael Tritto Jr., University District Community Development Association

Robert Spicer Restorative Justice Award: Mrs. Dina L. Thompson, Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition

We are THRILLED to announce that our keynote speaker will be Bishop Dwayne Royster, National Political Director of the PICO/Faith In Action Organizing Network! You can read Bishop Royster’s blog here. We hope you will join us in welcoming him (back) to Buffalo!

Parking is FREE in the Fernbach Ramp, just down Franklin St. from the Convention Center.



April 20, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Buffalo Niagara Convention Center
153 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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