Elizabeth I. Benson
Saturday, October 14th, 6:00 PM
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3rd Annual Elizabeth I. Benson Awards Benefit
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ
615 W. Wellington Avenue, Chicago
Honoring Michael McConnell, Regional Director
American Friends Service Committee, Great Lakes Region
6:00 PM, Silent Auction, Mediterranean Cuisine and Wine Served
7:30 PM Awards Presentation, Reverend Dr. Calvin Morris Presiding
- Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, Chair Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
- Deyar Jamil, Iraqi-American
- Paul & Patricia Vogel, Military Families Speak Out
- Music by Chris Inserra and Voices
- Music & Video from the Eyes Wide Open Exhibit
Tickets $45 Donation - $25 for Students & Seniors (includes food and drink)
Tickets can be purchased online at: www.waucc.org OR by calling Barbara England: 773.764.7142
About the Awardee: Reverend Michael McConnell, Regional Director, American Friends Service Committee, Great Lakes Region is the visionary and creative force behind AFSC’s Eyes Wide Open Exhibit, a powerful multi-media presentation that explores the effects of the Iraq war on Iraqi civilians and U.S. soldiers. This traveling exhibit is not just a memorial to those who have fallen, but also is a witness to our belief that no war can justify its human cost.
About the Award: The Elizabeth I. Benson Award is created in honor of Elizabeth (Betty) I. Benson, the inaugural recipient of the award. This award is given to a person who works tirelessly and faithfully for social justice in the Chicago area and beyond, while simultaneously shunning personal recognition of their efforts. Betty Benson received this award from Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, her community of faith, on June 26, 2004. The awardee receives a magnifying glass, which symbolizes Betty’s unceasing commitment to magnifying the injustices in our world to a level where other people not only are made aware of them, but also are inspired and moved to work in solidarity with others for justice.
Parking is available in the public parking lot immediately north of the church (3012 North Broadway) or in other public lots along Broadway, both north and south of Wellington Avenue. Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ also is accessible by bus or the “El” (red, brown, or purple lines.)