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On April 9, 2015, from 7 to 11 pm, Hooks Institute will hold its Join Hands for Change Gala: Empowering • Supporting • Celebrating • African American Men. 

The Hooks Institute will recognize several African American men who were nominated and selected to be recognized by the Hooks Institute because of their significant contributions to communities in the greater Memphis metropolitan area. The Gala will be an exciting and entertaining evening where guests will hear the hopes, joys, challenges and triumphs of African American men, and celebrate those whom we are honoring that evening. Heavy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and an evening of dancing to live music will be part of the evening festivities.Dress: Cocktail attire. Please join us in supporting African American men and the work of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change!

Paid Parking Available at the One Commerce Square Parking Garage located on Union between Second and Main Streets.






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Join Hands for Change Gala: Empowering • Supporting • Celebrating • African American Men

The Columns
One Commerce Square
125 Monroe Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

April 9, 2015
7 to 11 PM
Gala Program and Reception: 6:30-7PM



Hooks Institute Works for a Better Memphis

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Hooks Institute Policy Papers

The Hooks Institute funded the research of University of Memphis faculty members to uncover the underlying socioeconomic problems and racial disparities in the City of Memphis. Please click here to download this publication.


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