Hank Meyer National Headliner Award Goes to MSNBC National Correspondent and Author, Joy Reid

Joy Reid official headshotMCCJ is thrilled to announce that this year’s recipient of the Hank Meyer National Headliner Award is Joy Reid, national correspondent for MSNBC and author of “Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons and the Racial Divide.” Reid is being honored with the Hank Meyers Award, because she is a journalist who mirrors MCCJ’s mission of creating an inclusive community. Other honorees of this award include Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Leonard Pitts Jr., ABC’s John Quiñones and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd.

Reid used to host MSNBC’s “The Reid Report,” a daily program that offered Reid’s distinctive analysis and insight on the day’s news. Before that, Reid was the Managing Editor of theGrio.com, a daily online news and opinion platform devoted to delivering stories and perspectives that reflect and affect African-American audiences. She is a former talk radio producer and host for Radio One, and previously served as an online news editor for the NBC affiliate WTVJ in Miramar, FL. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Reid served as the Florida deputy communications director for the 527 “America Coming Together” initiative, and was a press aide in the final stretch of President Barack Obama’s Florida campaign in 2008. Reid’s columns and articles have appeared in the Miami Herald, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, South Florida Times and Salon.com.

The recent statement made by the MCCJ Clergy Dialogue regarding Islamophobia will be available at the breakfast, so guests can sign the statement electronically in a unified effort.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 @ 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149
REGISTRATION: Call 305-755-6096 or go to www.miamiccj.org. Breakfast is $35.00 pp and includes parking.
WHO: MCCJ was founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews. It creates a safe haven for dialog, trains inclusive leaders and promotes understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit www.miamiccj.org


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