IHG HOTELS & RESORTS SPONSORS FREE ADMISSION TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ON 6/25 IN HONOR OF PRIDE MONTH
WHAT: In partnership with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, IHG Hotels & Resorts is providing free admission to The Center on June 25 in honor of Pride Month. The general public will have access to its powerful exhibits: A Legacy of Creative Protest – a new exhibit of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, Rolls Down Like Water and Spark of Conviction. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and must be reserved online here.
WHY: For more than 30 years, IHG’s Americas headquarters has been based in Atlanta, a city with a profound legacy of civil rights. To promote equality for all and building on its diversity and inclusion initiatives, IHG’s broader partnership with The Center will help support the costs associated with making it accessible for the community. IHG has supported free admission days at The Center since 2020 and looks forward to continuing this partnership.
WHO: General public, including IHG colleagues and families
WHEN: Saturday, June 25 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET)
WHERE: National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
QUOTES: “The history we present connects with today’s LGBTQ+ movements for equity and justice and allows people to understand how they can tap their own power to change the world,” said Jill Savitt, President and CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. “We are very grateful for IHG’s support as we commemorate and honor the vital role LGBTQ+ leaders and activists have played as civil and human rights defenders throughout history.”
“IHG Hotels & Resorts is an ally to the LGBTQ+ community and we’re proud to sponsor free admission to the Center in honor of Pride month,” said IHG’s Brian Hicks, Americas SVP of Commercial and Revenue Management and sponsor of the company’s Out & Open employee resource group. “As a company, we are deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we hope a visit to the Center inspires all attendees to learn about human rights and advocate for LGBTQ+ equality.”
COVID INFO: The Center continues to observe health and safety procedures to ensure visitors and staff remain safe amidst COVID-19. Currently, face coverings and masks are optional for visitors.
- James Richards, Communications Consultant, The Center: [email protected]
- Katie Shuford, Communications Manager, IHG Hotels & Resorts: [email protected]
About the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Center, founded in 2014, is a museum and human rights educational institution located in Atlanta, GA, the cradle of civil rights. We create dynamic and empathy- building experiences, teach history’s connection to the present, generate brave and difficult conversations about necessary issues, and inspire the change-maker in each of us to promote civil and human rights in our communities and the world. The Center connects the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s to global human rights movements for the rights of people of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, and other marginalized groups. Through our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, the Campaign for Equal Dignity, mission-based Institutes, expansive educational offerings, and immersive and engaging storytelling we inspire each of us to reflect and think critically, exercise empathy in action, and create positive change locally and globally. For more information about The Center, visit our website at civilandhumanrights.org. Follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram– @ctr4chr, and LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncchr.
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