MEDIA ALERT: Stars to Celebrate 90th Bday of Rev. Joseph E. Lowery – 10/9, ATL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2011

His Words-Our Gift: Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery 90th Birthday Celebration

WHO: The Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights joined by presenting sponsors Delta Air Lines, Coca Cola Company and Kia Motors, Inc

WHAT: The Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights presents His Words-Our Gift, a musical and theatrical experience, in celebration of the 90th birthday of legendary civil and human rights pioneer Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery.

The event will be hosted by CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, and will include performances by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Jennifer Holliday, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Cicely Tyson, Tramaine Hawkins, Peabo Bryson, Dawnn Lewis and other special guests.

Tickets are available for $100, $75 and $50 at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office and online at or call 404-733-5000. Event proceeds will benefit the Lowery Institute.

WHEN: Sunday, October 9, 2011 6:00pm
WHERE: Atlanta’s Symphony Hall, Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA

All media must RSVP to participate in the following media opportunities:
· Pre event interview opportunities with Reverend Dr. Lowery
· Day of event press conference (4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
· Day of event red carpet (4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.)

Saptosa Foster – 404-909-6493

Ericka Newsome – 404-668-1000

About the Joseph E. Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights:
The mission of the Institute is to provide an opportunity for students, teachers, workers, professionals, managers, executives, advocates, elected officials, scholars, clergy, and laypersons to benefit from examples of nonviolent advocacy, and for exploration of the moral, ethical, and theological imperatives for justice and human rights for all people.

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