FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2016

Mayor Strickland to speak at Access Awards Lunch

CONTACT: Tim Wheat 726-6404

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Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland will speak at the Memphis Center for Independent Living Access Awards Lunch honoring Deborah Cunningham on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 11:AM to 1:PM at Central Station. “Accessing the Future” is the theme of the event and MCIL will award an individual or organization for their commitment to the inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life and reward one essay contest winner for a short piece on “The Accessible Memphis I want in my future.”

Gina Sweat, Director of Fire Services, will also address the lunch to celebrate and honor the commitment of people with disabilities to equal inclusion exemplified by Deborah Cunningham, the former Executive Director of MCIL.

Tickets must be purchased from MCIL in advance, $10 per person, $65 for a table of 8.

More About Deborah Cunningham:

More About MCIL:

WHO: The Memphis Center for Independent Living

WHAT: Access Awards Lunch honoring Deborah Cunningham,
“Accessing the Future”

WHEN: Monday, October 31, 2016. Lunch served 11:AM

WHERE: Central Station, Will Hudson Hall, 545 South Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

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