Londrigan to be honored at Kentucky Alliance dinner Dec. 14

By BERRY CRAIG

AFT Local 1360

Kentucky State AFL-CIO President Bill Londrigan will be presented with the Anne Braden Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression at the organization's annual Unity Dinner on Dec. 14 in Louisville.

"I would appreciate the support and participation of our union family at this event," Londrigan said. "We have worked alongside The Kentucky Alliance for many years, recognizing that union rights and civil rights go hand in hand."

Londrigan is among several individuals to be honored at the program, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Hotel Louisville, 120 W. 2nd St.

"Freedom is a Constant Struggle and the Struggle Continues" is the program theme.

Dr. John H. Johnson, Kentucky Human Rights Commission executive director, will be the featured speaker. The program includes a special video presentation highlighting the revived National Poor People's Campaign headed by the Rev. William Barber.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. started the original Poor People's Campaign more than 50 years ago.

More information about the program, including how to buy tickets, is available by phoning 502-778-8130 or sending an email to [email protected].