TONIGHT: Congressman John Lewis, Benjamin T. Jealous, Mary Kay Henry, to honor Norman Hill at APRI Dinner & Gala



Washington, DC – The A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI) will close out their 44th National Education Conference with a Dinner and Gala honoring Norman Hill, president emeritus APRI, on his 80th birthday. A pioneer in the struggle for civil rights and economic justice, Hill played a major role on the staff of the 1963 March on Washington, which was initiated by A. Philip Randolph and organized by Bayard Rustin. During his 24-year tenure as president of APRI, Hill promoted the values of his mentors, Randolph and Rustin.

WHO: Board, staff and members of A. Philip Randolph Institute

Speakers include:
Clayola Brown, president, APRI
Congressman John Lewis
Rev. Al Sharpton, president & founder, National Action Network
Benjamin T. Jealous, president NAACP
Carl Gershman, president NED
Mary Kay Henry, president SEIU
Richard Trumka, president AFL-CIO
Green Lewis, vice president, OPEIU

WHAT: APRI 44th National Education Conference Dinner & Gala

WHEN: DATE: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
TIME: Reception at 5 PM

WHERE: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill – Regency Ballroom
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001

CONTACT: Media is invited to cover but SPACE IS LIMITED. Contact:
Edrea Davis: or text/call: 818.613.9521
Makeda Smith: – text/call 323.380.8819