Dinner for Reconciliation
Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and producer Dawnn Lewis was the keynote speaker for the event at Greenwood Cultural Center.
Kripalaya Dance Academy performed “Reconciliation Through Dance.”
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Nearly 600 people attended the John Hope Franklin Center’s Dinner for Reconciliation on Nov. 16 at the Greenwood Cultural Center. The theme was “From Tragedy to Triumph.”
Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and producer Dawnn Lewis was the keynote speaker. Her lecture was titled “How Art Affects Reconciliation in a Community.” Dancers from the Kripalaya Dance Academy performed a traditional Indian dance. Dinner was catered by the School of Culinary Arts at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.
John W. Franklin was honored with the 2017 Hope Award, presented by Jean M. Neal and Sheryl Lovelady.
Distinguished members of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity
JHFC board member Russ Newman gave the closing remarks.
Keynote speaker Dawnn Lewis and Mayor G.T. Bynum