Celebrating Black History Month with Ambassador Andrew Young: A Historic Luncheon in Partnership with Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce

Dunwoody, GA – The Perimeter Chamber is thrilled to announce a landmark event in celebration of Black History Month, featuring the distinguished diplomat and civil rights icon, Ambassador Andrew Young. This signature luncheon, in partnership with the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce (event organizer), promises to be an unforgettable occasion, offering attendees a unique opportunity to hear from Ambassador Young, whose illustrious career spans over sixty-five years of leadership.

Ambassador Young's remarkable journey includes serving as a member of Congress, African American U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, and ordained minister. His lifelong commitment to civil and human rights has earned him global recognition as a pioneer and champion in the field.

Event Details:

Date: February 8, 2024

Time: 11:30-1pm

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton | Atlanta, Perimeter, Dunwoody

During the 1960s, Ambassador Young played a pivotal role as a strategist and negotiator in civil rights campaigns, leading to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. His diplomatic prowess continued to shine as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in 1977, where he negotiated the end of white-minority rule in Namibia and Zimbabwe, contributing to global advancements in human rights.

As a two-term Mayor of Atlanta, Ambassador Young's leadership resulted in the influx of over 1,100 businesses, $70 billion in foreign direct investments, and the creation of over a million jobs. His commitment to education, health, leadership, and human rights is further evidenced by the foundation he and his wife, Carolyn McClain Young, established in 2003 -- the Andrew J. Young Foundation.

Ambassador Young, the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees, continues to serve on influential boards, including the Martin Luther King Center for Non-Violent Social Change, Morehouse College, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State, and Americas Mart.

In partnership with the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, this event not only celebrates Black History Month but also pays tribute to the enduring legacy of Ambassador Andrew Young. Join us for an inspiring and historic luncheon that promises to be a highlight of the community calendar.

Tickets for this exclusive event are available at: https://perimeterchamber.glueup.com/event/signature-luncheon-with-ambassador-andrew-young-98666/

For more information, please contact:

Paula Shiver

Vice President of Engagement

Perimeter Chamber



About The Perimeter Chamber

The Perimeter Chamber is a dynamic organization dedicated to advancing economic prosperity within the Dunwoody Perimeter Region. With a strong focus on collaboration, growth, and innovation, we strive to empower local businesses and drive sustainable development. Through strategic initiatives, advocacy efforts, and meaningful partnerships, we are committed to advancing economic prosperity for all.  

About Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce

The Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce exists to promote an environment for prosperity of commerce in the Brookhaven business community. We aim to be a comprehensive solution center for businesses to grow and organize themselves into a private sector. The Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce contributes to a better Brookhaven, an increased quality of life, and a place where Brookhaven is home. The Chamber provides educational and leadership development opportunities for members to support and grow a successful economic development. We recruit new businesses to the Brookhaven area while growing existing companies to create new jobs.

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