Good and Necessary Trouble...
We will stand up for what is right, fair and just.
The mission of John R. Lewis Legacy Institute is to promote diversity, support civil rights education, and engage in community service projects that foster the legacy of the late Congressman John R. Lewis.
Join us as we honor civil rights icon and longtime Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis, who for over six decades was recognized as a man who courageously fought for racial equity and justice in America. The yearly gala will reprioritize and underscore the Congressman’s work and life, through the institute.
“We are honored to celebrate a Georgia icon and man who uncompromisingly served humanity as was recognized as a pillar of leadership and equality. More importantly, we remain committed to continuing his work,” shares Henry Lewis, Congressman Lewis’ eldest brother.
The evening will feature a pre-gala cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, dinner, an inspirational program, and tributes. Tickets go on sale this month.
"A democracy cannot thrive where power remains unchecked and justice is reserved for a select few."
"There are hundreds and thousands of young Americans who cannot or will not receive an education, because in order to get an education, you have to spend money."
"Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part."