On Wednesday, January 22, Mayor Annise Parker, President and CEO of Victory Institute, welcomed LGBTQ
Balloons, soul food, a giant game of Jenga and a cut ribbon signaled a celebration
“We were absolutely thrilled to welcome these student leaders for the 14th annual Human Rights Campaign HBCU summit,” said HRC President Alphonso David.
Held Thursday, 100 years to the day that the orchestra staged its first concert, the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial celebration concert and gala raised $4.6 million to support the organization’s music education programs.
“It’s just who she is,” said Bohnett. “She is really all about the students and the faculty. Of course it’s not just that — she’s a very substantive leader — but with a lot of compassion and humanity.”
Bohnett said despite a continued long road ahead, he and several others never lost hope, and were just waiting for a deep commitment.
Spending a month down in Cambridge was a commitment for sure, but the dedicated professors and talented colleagues from all over the world made it extra special.
This year’s selected Honorees were chosen based on the recommendation of the Center’s Special Honors Advisory Committee, which is chaired by David Bohnett.
Members of the UC Riverside campus community joined together on July 2 to celebrate the
The fellowship is provided by the David Bohnett Foundation and the Victory Institute.