Howard president to speak at PLP gala
The president of Howard University in Washington will deliver the keynote speech at the Progressive Labour Party gala next month.
Wayne Frederick, a surgeon who has researched health disparities that affect African-Americans and other minorities, will be the main speaker at the banquet at the Fairmont Southampton on November 16.
A PLP spokeswoman said: “Countless students from Bermuda have long enjoyed a thriving relationship with Howard University and there are many Bermudians of excellence who are Howard alumni. We are honoured that Dr Frederick has accepted our invitation and we are sure his message will be timely and motivating.”
PLP members, supporters and friends are invited to the event, which will have the theme “Bermudian excellence”.
David Burt, the Premier, will also speak at the dinner.
Entertainment will be provided by the CedarBridge Academy Orchestra, Sheila Smith and Jessie Seymour, backed by DIA band.
General tickets at $150 and patron tickets at $250 are available from gpass.bm. The gala will start with cocktails at 6pm with dinner at 7pm.
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