Michigan Roundtable To Honor Michigan Social Justice Advocates

BTL Staff
By | 2014-10-23T09:00:00-04:00 October 23rd, 2014|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff

The Michigan Roundtable, a humanitarian group dedicated to diversity and inclusion, will host its 67th Annual Humanitarian
Tribute on Nov. 5 in Detroit. The event celebrates two distinct leaders and one community organization, all known for bringing together others to understand different points of view while taking action to overcome structural impediments to inclusion and equity.
The first individual being honored is Linda D. Forte, the senior vice president of Business Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer for Comerica Incorporated. Forte has driven business strategies that have established Comerica as a leader in diversity and work life practices; she’s also achieved national recognition for the bank’s diversity efforts. Forte is responsible for the Comerica Charitable Foundation, Corporate Contributions and Civic Affairs, which involves corporate giving.
Terry A. Barclay, president and CEO of Inforum since 2001, will also be honored. She heads the only professional organization in the state that combines strategic connections, original research, professional development programs and a forum for new ideas dedicated to accelerating careers for women.
Also to be awarded at the tribute are ALPACT, the Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust. The twenty-year old volunteer group will be honored with the William H. Beckham Community Service Award. ALPACT, which consists of leaders in law enforcement, community, advocacy and civil rights, is coordinated and facilitated by the Michigan Roundtable. According to the Michigan Roundtable, “The mission of ALPACT is to examine issues affecting police and community relations, and the discriminatory enforcement of laws, such as racial profiling, police discretion and use of force, recruitment and training, citizen complaint processes, community partnering, and police.”
Michigan Roundtable states that the tireless efforts of Forte, Barclay and ALPACT “work to address inequity throughout our region, and all three strive to build relationships that create social justice and share in the Michigan Roundtables’ mission.”
The 67th Annual Humanitarian Tribute will begin at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel Ballroom, 1777 Third St., Detroit. Tickets begin at $150, with sponsorship opportunities ranging from $500-25,000. For more information, contact Lawrence Jones at 313-70-1500, ext. 108, or visit http://www.miroundtable.org.

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