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On Saturday, September 24, 2022, the Botham Jean Foundation will host its third annual Red Tie Event at the Renaissance Hotel in Dallas with an exciting formal “red tie” and red-carpet fundraising gala.

On this day, we celebrate what would have been Botham’s birthday with approximately 500 people, including: Botham’s family members, friends, PwC colleagues, Harding University alum, Church of Christ members, community members, supporters, entertainers, and celebrities, will unite to celebrate his inspiring life and legacy.

Keynote Speaker: Michael Eric Dyson

Michael Eric Dyson is one of the nation’s most renowned professors, gifted writers, inspiring preachers, knowledgeable lecturers and prominent media personalities. As a teacher who earned a PhD in Religion from Princeton University, Dyson has taught at some of the nation’s most distinguished universities, including Brown, UNC Chapel Hill, Columbia, DePaul, the University of Pennsylvania, and Georgetown University. He is presently Distinguished University Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts & Science, and Distinguished University Professor of Ethics and Society, The Divinity School, and Centennial Professor at Vanderbilt University. Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals and author of over 20 books, including seven New York Times bestsellers, and is a political analyst for MSNBC. He has won two NAACP Image Awards and an American Book Award, and last year was awarded the Langston Hughes Medal.

As a preacher and sometime pastor for more than 40 years, Dyson has mounted many of the nation’s most noted pulpits to deliver sermons, including, most recently, the Washington National Cathedral where Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his last Sunday sermon. Dyson has lectured across the country, and around the world, in many of the best colleges and universities, and in public theaters and auditoriums, and for many corporations and unions. He has also served for the last 30 years as a media commentator – and occasionally host – on every major radio and television show. es it best when he says that Dyson “is a street fighter in suit and tie.”

Invite Includes: 
VIP Reception, Dinner, Entertainment, Auction, and Special Presentation

Start Date/Time

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 6:00 PM
End Date/Time

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 10:00 PM

Allisa Findley


Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel
15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison,
Texas, USA 75001


Email us: allisafindley@gmail.com
Call us at (646)542-4540

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