Urban League to celebrate 40 years in Chattanooga at Equal Opportunity Dinner

Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / Candy Johnson at the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga office on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga will reflect on "Moments in the Movement" during its 40th annual Equal Opportunity Day Breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

"This year is extra special because it's our 40th anniversary -- 40 years for EOD and 40 years as an organization in the Chattanooga area," Urban League President Candy Johnson said in a telephone interview. "We'll be having conversations and reflecting on who we are as an organization -- why we were created, how far we've come and where we hope to be in the future. It's looking at those moments that help us move forward."

The Equal Opportunity Day event is the ULGC's main fundraiser to help fulfill the organization's mission of enabling minorities and disadvantaged people to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights, Johnson said.

In the past, the event has drawn hundreds of supporters including program participants, elected officials, entrepreneurs, nonprofit and faith leaders, corporate sponsors and other stakeholders. Proceeds help provide operational support for ULGC's programs.

To purchase a ticket or make a donation, visit ulchatt.net. Ticket sales close on Dec. 2.

– Compiled by Jennifer McNally