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October 27 2014

Operation HOPE Joins 2014 Hidden Heroes to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

LOS ANGELES -- October 27, 2014 --  In 2010, Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant was recognized as a Hidden Hero by The Andrew Goodman Foundation (AGF) for empowering more than 1.2 individuals, families and communities to understand the financial system. Since then Operation HOPE has joined the AGF in a mission to elevate the importance of social justice and nurture new hero citizenry.  

On November 17, 2014 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, The AGF will gather social change agents for an inspirational event honoring community heroes, media catalysts and life-long humanitarians.

The Awards Ceremony begins at 8pm and a VIP reception precedes the show at 6pm within the same venue. Highlights include: distinguished special guests, an intergenerational panel between Freedom Summer activists and millennial social justice leaders, and performances by the Abyssinian Baptist Church Choir.

The AGF combines the community organizing tools and lessons of the past with the technological innovations of the present to seed and nurture a new hero citizenry: ordinary individuals engaged and committed to creative and effective action for social impact. As an ally to heroes, The Andrew Goodman Foundation advances Civic Engagement and Intergenerational Coalitions to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. HOPE joins AGF’s journey to inspire more young people to pursue social change work, activate the important lessons of the past, and sustain today’s effective social action.

Hidden Heroes recipients embody Andy Goodman’s spirit and passion for social justice. Through effective grass-roots activism, these individuals are dedicated to improving their communities and impacting the world through meaningful action.

You can attend (and/or watch via Livestream) by visiting www.hiddenheroesawards.com for more details on participating.

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