December 2017
The Dorothy Cotton Institute 2017 Annual Gala and Dinner

December 7, 2017  6:00 - 9:30 p.m.

The Dorothy Cotton Institute 2017 Annual Gala and Dinner 
Celebrating International Human Rights Day 

Date and time: Thursday, December 7th.  |  6-9:30 pm

Location: Statler Hotel, Carrier Ballroom on Cornell's Campus -- free valet parking available.

Emcee: Cal Walker
Guest Speaker: Reverend Carolyn McKinstry

A lifelong member of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, Carolyn was present on September 15, 1963, when white racists bombed the Church. Carolyn’s four young friends were killed. As a teenager, Carolyn felt her “calling” by attending the mass meetings and rallies at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. She was among thousands of students hosed by firemen during the 1963 marches. She survived a second bomb explosion that destroyed a large portion of her home in 1964. An “authentic child of the movement,” Carolyn believes that God spared her life on September 15, 1963 so that she could continue to live in service to others.


Songs of Inspiration--Stephanie Lucena and members of the Calvary Baptist Church choir

Raffle Drawing

Price: $125 per ticket

To reserve your seats or donate online click here.


Please make checks payable to Center for Transformative Action (with DCI Gala in the memo line) and mail to:

Dorothy Cotton Institute
PO Box 321
Ithaca, NY 14851


Contact: Kirby Edmonds,  607-277-3401 for information about scholarships and discounted tickets.

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