The president of the WNBA will speak in Indianapolis next month as part of an Indianapolis Urban League event. Laurel Richie will take part in the organization's annual Equal Opportunity Day workshop and luncheon.

May 20, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. — The Indianapolis Urban League will host the 12th Annual Equal Opportunity Day workshop and luncheon June 10th at the Indiana Convention Center in the 500 Ballroom. This year, the luncheon keynote address will be delivered by WNBA president, Laurel Richie.

“Equal Opportunity Day is our chance to educate the community and highlight best practices in the areas of diversity and equality in the workplace,” said IUL President and CEO Joe Slash. “As our signature fundraiser, the workshop and luncheon also provides us with the opportunity to inform the community about our programs and services while generating the necessary funds to ensure their longevity and success.”

For over five decades, the National Urban League has hosted Equal Opportunity Day and presented its namesake award – its highest commendation – to stellar corporations, individuals and organizations that personify the League’s mission and have championed the principles of equal opportunity, civil rights and social justice. Individual chapters across the country host similar events and utilize Equal Opportunity Day activities to highlight champions within their local communities.

The workshop begins promptly at 10:00 am with registration beginning at 9:30 am. The cost is $125 per person. The luncheon will begin at noon and tickets are $100 per person or tables of ten are available for $1000. The cost for the workshop and the luncheon is $200.

To learn more about Equal Opportunity Day or other programs and services of the Indianapolis Urban League contact 317-693-7603 or visit

About the Indianapolis Urban League

Founded in the fall of 1965 as a non-profit, non-partisan, interracial community-based social service/civil rights organization. The Indianapolis Urban is one of 97 affiliates with the National Urban League. The mission of the Indianapolis Urban League is to assist African Americans, other minorities and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality.

Source: Indianapolis Urban League

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