The Librarians' Thing at B.B. King's
The Librarians’ Thing at B.B. King’s: A Fundraiser at ALA Orlando for the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Literacy and Civic Engagement
The Librarians’ Thing at B.B. King’s: A Fundraiser for the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Literacy and Civic Engagement
This free fundraising event is Co-hosted by the Black Caucus of ALA and EveryLibrary (sponsored by BrainFuse)
On May 12th, Malcolm Graham announced the launch of the Cynthia Graham Hurd Foundation for Literacy and Civic Engagement. The Foundation was established for Mrs. Cynthia Graham Hurd, one of 9 victims fatally shot at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, just blocks from the Main Library of the Charleston County Public Library.
With respect to the victims and looking towards the future, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and EveryLibrary reached out to Malcolm Graham to propose hosting a fundraiser for the newly established Foundation during the upcoming American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando. As Graham stated regarding the Foundation, “this is how we turn our grief into action that benefits the entire community”.
With Graham and his family’s blessing, the fundraising event, The Librarians’ Thing at B.B. King’s, will take place at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Orlando on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – almost exactly one year after the heinous act – and will celebrate the Foundation’s launch and the spirit of resiliency that exist in all of us to continue to push forward and strive to make the world – our world – a more educated, compassionate and better place for future generations.
Through a generous offer from B.B. King's, a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales at this event will go to benefit the Graham Hurd Foundation. That means, the more people who attend, the more money we can raise! Please share this event and invite your friends.
Please join us by RSVP’ing for the event and while this is a free event, please consider making a donation for the Graham Hurd Foundation at the door.
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We would also love to see you at our official fundraiser for EveryLibrary on Friday night at Howl at the Moon in Orlando. This fundraiser is what gives us the resources we need to keep fighting for libraries at the ballot box. In the last 3 years we have helped libraries win over 100 million dollars in funding but we can't do it without your support and attendance at these events. Tickets are $40 for 4 hours of open bar (beer, wine, well) and great music!
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