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      MCCJ Humanitarian Silver Medallion & 85th Anniversary Celebration in Miami


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      October 4, 2020

      Sunday   7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

      100 Chopin Plaza , Brickell Ballroom
      Miami, Florida

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      MCCJ Humanitarian Silver Medallion & 85th Anniversary Celebration

      Founded on interfaith goodwill, modern-day MCCJ, formerly known as the National Conference of Christians and Jews (NCCJ), has been celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. From the beginning, its mission was to advance understanding and respect for all faiths, races and cultures through advocacy, education, dialogue and conflict resolution. For 85 years, MCCJ has been making its mark whenever possible. On October 4th at the InterContinental Miami Hotel, MCCJ will hold its 85th Anniversary celebration to honor eight deserving South Florida leaders with the Humanitarian Silver Medallion. Since 1946, the list of Silver Medallion winners has read like the history of Miami.

      This year, MCCJ’s Humanitarian Silver Medallion will go to Imran Ali, Chief of Staff for the Children’s Trust; Jaret L. Davis, Managing Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, P.A; Robert Josefsberg, Attorney at Podhurst Orseck, P.A; and Cheryl Little, Executive Director and Founder of Americans for Immigrant Justice. The Robert H. Traurig Lifetime Achievement Award will go to Philosopher Marvin Leibowitz (posthumously), and jointly to Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Founder of The Black Archives; and Arva Moore Parks, Founder of Arva Parks & Company. The Interfaith Clergy Medallion will go to Rabbi Frederick Klein, Executive Vice President of The Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami.

      What began as a coalition of Christians and Jews, has today turned into a human rights organization dedicated to the fair, just and empathic treatment of all people, races, cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Building an inclusive community for over eight decades, MCCJ has now become more relevant than ever, given the increase of discriminatory, biased and stereotypical rhetoric and actions we are experiencing. By educating and training young leaders through “Camp MetroTown” and “Student Voices”, MCCJ has helped combat bullying and cultural bias. These signature programs have highlighted the benefits of diversity through advocacy, education, dialogue and conflict resolution. This year, MCCJ received its largest contribution ever, a $289,000 grant from AmeriCorps to launch a youth mediation program.

      Throughout the course of its 85 years, MCCJ has continued to convene leaders, stakeholders and regular citizens over frank discussions to find solutions and make recommendations about local issues and challenges affecting the community. The 85th Anniversary Silver Medallion Celebration will be co-chaired by Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez and Cesar Alvarez, with honorary chairs Marsha & Brian Bilzin, and Gail Ash & Albert E. Dotson, Jr.

      The Humanitarian Dinner and 85th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Ceremony will be emceed by WPLG’s news anchor, Calvin Hughes.

      WHEN:
      Saturday, October 4, 2020
      7:30 p.m. - Reception
      8:30 p.m. - Dinner

      WHERE:
      Intercontinental Miami
      100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33131

      Cost: Payment required - Sponsorships begin at $5,000 and individual tickets for the awards dinner are $500. For reservations or information, call 305-755-6096, or visit www.miamiccj.org.

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