By Eagle Newswire
On Friday, September 28, 2018, the Terence Crutcher Foundation will host its 2nd Annual Memorial & Signature Gala. The theme for the event will be “Make Them Hear You.” This day will commemorate the two-year anniversary of the shooting and killing of Terence T. Crutcher by Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby. “Although we are still hurting, we know that God works incredible good out of unspeakable tragedy believing that our foundation can be a part of the change that our community desires to see,” stated Tiffany Crutcher.
The Gala will be held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa beginning at 6 o’clock in the evening with a social hour, silent auction, and photoshoot. The actual dinner and program will begin at 7 o’clock in the evening.
This year’s gala will feature Dr. Ray Owens of Metropolitan Baptist Church as the keynote speaker and Kim Jackson of Channel 8 News as the Mistress of Ceremony. The 2018 Terence Crutcher Foundation honorees include: Mr. Nate Morris, Mr. Greg Robinson, Councilwoman Vanessa Hall-Harper, Former NBA Veteran, Etan Thomas, and National Civil Rights Attorney, Ben Crump.
The mission of the Terence Crutcher Foundation is to engage the community, law enforcement, and policymakers in creating and sustaining an approach to prevent, identify and address issues of inequity pertaining to minority communities in Tulsa and around the country.
“The Terence Crutcher Foundation is committed to empowering, developing programs, and raising awareness regarding issues that impact at-risk, disenfranchised people of color with an emphasis on African-American males and youth enrichment. It is our desire to change the narrative that perceive black and brown people as BAD DUDES and pipeline them into a ‘community of achievers’ through personal growth, education, and attainable resources,” stated Tiffany Crutcher.
For more information about the Terence Crutcher Foundation or on how to support, visit www.terencecrutcherfoundation.org.