From left to right: 2013 Black History Month Local Heroes Reggie Daniels, Mieko Scott, Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP and Omar Butler. Photo by Alain McLaughlin.
In celebration of Black History Month, Union Bank has partnered with KQED to honor four local heroes for their leadership and dedication to serving their communities.
Held at San Francisco’s Bimbo’s 365 Club on Feb.
6, the awards ceremony highlighted the contributions of Omar Butler, Site Director, College Track San Francisco; Reggie Daniels, Manalive Facilitator, Community Works; Nadine Burke Harris, MD, founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness; and Mieko Scott, founder, Imagine That!
“We are proud to celebrate this year’s extraordinary local heroes — they are inspiring and positively impact our communities every day through their leadership and dedication,” said Union Bank Senior Executive Vice President Pierre P. Habis, head of Community Banking.
The awards celebration was hosted by awardwinning composer and bandleader Marcus Shelby and featured music performed by the Marcus Shelby Quartet, lyric baritone Robert Sims and jazz vocalist Paula West. “The Black History Celebration,” a broadcast of the awards ceremony, premieres on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. on KQED 9 and again on on Monday, Feb. 18 at 1 a.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m.
To view videos profiles of each honoree or to nominate a future local hero, visit kqed.org/heritage/.