On November 18th at the Davis Center in Birmingham, The Birmingham Retired Educators Association celebrated the following events: National American Education Week ─ Theme: “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility” and Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Birmingham Civil Rights Movement and National Community Education Day (NCED). The theme for NCED was “Connecting Community Education To You.” During the luncheon, guests enjoyed watching an interpretive dance performed by Ms. Robin McDonald, a student at Tuskegee University, as well as listened to music performed by Ms. Olivia McGaha, Mr. John Mark Gaha, Ms. Annie C. McCray, Ms. Lillie J. Minard and Mr. Darrell Morrison. Ms. Cleopatra Gore gave A Tribute: “Four Little Girls” which was followed by Senator Rodger Smitherman’s introduction of the guest speaker, his wife, Judge Carole C. Smitherman. The members paused for a moment of silent prayer in honor of Birmingham City Council President, Ms. Maxine Parker.
Other activities consisted of: door prizes and members donated canned goods to the United Way Food Drive. Pictured above center is Judge Smitherman and others who spoke at the luncheon.