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Simeon Booker Award for Courage

October 6, 2022 @ 7:00 pm EDT

National Awardee: National Recipient Anthony Ray Hinton spent 30 years on death row in an Alabama prison for a crime he did not commit. He was released from prison after Bryan Stevenson from the Equal Justice Initiative took his case to the Supreme Court.

Local Awardee: Local recipient Virginia “Dee” Banks, M.D., is an infectious disease and internal medicine specialist practicing in Youngstown, OH. Dr. Banks, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1974, has been in practice for 43 years. In addition to currently practicing at Northeastern Ohio Infectious Disease Association (NEOIDA) in Youngstown, she has spent the last two years educating the community on COVID-19 and on disparities in access to and delivery of quality healthcare.

A free program will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00pm in the Chestnut Room at Kilcawley Center at YSU.

Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Reception will be held at 5:30pm, cost is $25, and Reception Reservations can be made ONLINE  using a debit or credit card or via mail or in-person, contact Penny Wells at 330-207-4467 or PennyWWells@sbcglobal.net.

For more information, visit www.ohiononviolenceweek.org.


October 6, 2022
7:00 pm EDT
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Chestnut Room – Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555 United States
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