Urban League hosts 41st annual Equal Opportunity Day on December 7


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn– The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga (ULGC) will host its 41st annual Equal Opportunity Day (EOD) Breakfast presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee on Thursday, December 7. The event will be held from 8-9:45 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

The ULGC’s primary fundraiser, EOD brings together hundreds of business and community leaders, as well as program beneficiaries, to celebrate and support the Urban League movement. Resources contributed during the event and through table sponsorship and ticket sales will support the work of ULGC’s three empowerment centers, assisting diverse community members in all stages of life.

For newcomers, this event provides a deeper perspective on the meaning of the Urban League movement. “We are fortunate to have so many supporters who have begun to understand what I mean when I say, “the Urban League movement”, said Candy Johnson, ULGC president and CEO. We are more than an advocacy focused organization. We provide direct services to individuals from various walks of life through the lens of equity and accessibility.

“My hope is that attendees will be inspired to get more involved and ‘be the movement’ as we work toward  empowering communities and changing lives,” she said.

During the event special recognitions will be awarded to those who embody the spirit of the Urban League movement. There will also be an opening performance, dialogue from program participants about the Urban League’s impact and special recognition of the Urban League’s recent Inclusion by Design cohort.

“We’re proud of the work of the ULGC and its commitment to help create a more inclusive Chattanooga,” said Dalya Qualls White, chief communications officer for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and ULGC board chair. “Each year, EOD allows all of us the opportunity to celebrate our successes and continue the necessary work to empower communities and change lives.” Table sponsorships are available until November 16th and individual tickets can be purchased at https://shorturl.at/fi258. For more information about the event or how to support ULGC, visit www.ulchatt.net or email info@ulchatt.net.