Last month, more than 1000 proud family members, community leaders and activists, and arts enthusiasts attended the annual Keepers of the Dream event at the Brown Theatre on Broadway.
This event included spoken word, dance, and live music performed by more than 100 local youth and adults, as well as presentation of The Mayor’s Freedom Award and The Kentucky Center ArtsReach Living the Vision Awards.
Diane Porter, JCPS’ first African-American board chair, was honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award, presented by Mayor Greg Fischer. A native and lifelong resident of Louisville, Porter’s immense impact on our community’s young people as an educator and leader spans generations.
The ArtsReach Living the Vision Award was presented to the founders and organizers of the No More Red Dots campaign, including Dr. Eddie L. Woods, Norman Martin, Darin Woods, Connie Cherry and Tonika Bacon. No More Red Dots is a movement that serves to reduce the number of “red dots” on crime maps, preventing young adults from making uninformed choices that could lead to incarceration.
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