Power To Inspire: Virtual Series

The Center is a five-year-old museum and cultural institution in Atlanta, Georgia, the cradle of civil rights. Our dynamic storytelling connects U.S. civil rights to global efforts for the rights of people of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, and others today. Our education and engagement programs inspire people to reflect and think critically, and our Innovation Lab galvanizes and prepares leaders to act.

Now, more than ever, our shared humanity and commitment to the Beloved Community is essential. While uncertainty may be at the forefront as we all deal with unprecedented events, hope and inspiration have always kept civil and human rights movements goingand will keep The Center going. The Power to Inspire Virtual Series includes workshops, panels, interviews, storytimes, and more that cover the work of civil and human rights defenders across the globe and touch on stories of humanity impacting all of us today. We hope you join us and engage in the content and resources we will continue to provide and #FeelThePower. 

About The Upcoming Event

Join us May 29th, as our President and CEO, Jill Savitt, interviews Katie Fahey, one of the honorees for our sixth annual Power To Inspire Tribute awards.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to give the Power to Inspire award to Katie Fahey for her successful campaign to ban partisan gerrymandering in the state of Michigan. As the founder of Voters Not Politicians, she organized thousands of volunteers who collected over 425,000 voter signatures for Proposal 2, a ballot initiative amending the state constitution to create an independent redistricting commission. The campaign garnered national attention and brought in millions of dollars in donations. Opponents sued to keep the measure off the ballot, but the Michigan Court of Appeals and the Michigan Supreme Court allowed it, and on November 6, 2018, the state electorate voted overwhelmingly to pass Proposal 2.

Each year the National Center for Civil and Human Rights recognizes individuals who promote and deepen democratic ideals by focusing on protecting human rights and dignity. The Power to Inspire Tribute awards are our highest honors given to activists, human rights advocates, and philanthropists around the world. Past honorees have included activists and scholars, including Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Bernice King, Alina Diaz, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The King Center, and George C. Wolfe.

Our goal is to continue our mission of providing our audience a series of stories that educate and inspire and encourage everyone to tap into their power to change the world.

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