MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell and State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” to keynote the Community Heroes Celebration on November 3

Boston, MA, United States, Oct. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ABCD President and CEO Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq. announced that Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word and State Representative Justin J. Pearson of the “Tennessee Three” will engage in a keynote conversation at Boston’s most empowering event, the ABCD Community Heroes Celebration on Friday, November 3 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place beginning at 6:00 p.m. NBC 10’s Glenn Jones will emcee the gala which honors people who are making a difference daily in the communities that ABCD serves in Greater Boston and the Mystic Valley.

A leading community action agency, ABCD provides underserved residents and communities with access to the tools and resources needed to transition out of poverty/low-income status through a comprehensive multitude of services such as early education and childcare, energy, workforce development, food stability, housing, health services, and youth and elder programs.

According to Scott-Chandler, advocating for and empowering underserved and under-represented communities is part of the organization’s DNA. “Since our inception during the tumultuous 1960’s, ABCD has blazed a trail in every aspect of anti-poverty and social justice work in Greater Boston,” she said. “Society is once again at a tipping point. This crucial conversation between leaders and advocates who use their platforms to forward the dialogue about social issues is vital, and will bolster our 2023 Community Heroes who are on the front-lines.”