With all the pomp and ceremony of a Hollywood award night, on Thursday, May 5, the Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP held it’s annual Human Right’s Dinner in the grand ballroom of the Westin Convention Center Hotel. The theme for the evening was “Times they are a Changing and SO SHOULD WE.
The event boasted more than 500 attendees; and the special guest Mistress of Ceremonies was Bofta Yiman; Investigative and Consumer Reporter at Pittsburgh’s WTAE_TV Action News.
The program commenced with opening remarks from dignitaries, such as Quintin Bullock, president of Community College of Allegheny County, one of the Corporate Chairs, and the Occasion and Welcome given by Event Chair, K. Chase Patterson.
The first outstanding highlight of the night was the presentation of a world premiere film, aptly titled “Change,” produced by award-winning film maker, Emmai Alaquiva, of Ya Momz House, Inc.
Featuring local notables, such as janera Soloman of the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, K. Chase Patterson, of “Social,” Harry Johnson from BMe Manager for Pittsburgh, and Candi Castleberry Singleton of the Dignity and Respect Campaign to name a few; this film was a powerful depiction of what it means to say “Times they are A Changing—and We Should Too”.