‘A New Way of Life’ Celebrates 18 Years of Helping Formerly Incarcerated Women (Photos)

L-R Founder of A New Way of Life Project Susan Burton and LA City Councilmember, Curren D. Price, Jr.
L-R Founder of A New Way of Life Project Susan Burton and
LA City Councilmember, Curren D. Price, Jr.

*Fresh off of a very successful 2016 Gala, A New Way of Life reentry program founded by Susan Burton in 1998 recently recognized six exceptional local women who have proven to inspire and lead their lives by example.

The event, aptly named Passing the Torch…Igniting the Spirit of Leadership, took place at the beautiful Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza on December 4, 2016 and honored New York Times Bestselling Author, Michelle Alexander with the “Movement Builder Award,” Filmmakers Tessa Blake and Emma Hewitt with the “Industry Impact Award,” Psychology Professor Dr. Cheryl Grills, Ph.D. with the “Community Champion Award,” Certified Nursing Assistant and former ANWOL resident, Vasanté Bailey along with current ANWOL resident/Southwest College Graduate, Carolyn Robinson both received the “Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award.”

See photos below showing celebrity attendees such as FOX11 News Anchor Christine Devine, who has been a regular supporter of the organization. Actresses Kym Whitley and LisaRaye; Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr., and more.

Visit the website of A New Way of Life here or go to www.anewwayoflife.org/.

The team at Electronic Urban Report sends a hearty congratulations to all the recipients!

L-R: Fox 11 News Anchor and ANWOL Co-Host, Christine Devine and special guest
L-R: Fox 11 News Anchor and ANWOL Co-Host, Christine Devine and special guest
L-R: Celebrity Presenter of the Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award, Star on Freeform Network Kym Whitley, Community Champion Award, Honoree Dr. Cheryl Grills, Ph.D. A New Way Of Life Re-Entry Project Founder, Susan Burton, Celebrity Presenter of the Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award, Actress Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy
L-R: Celebrity Presenter of the Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award, Star on Freeform Network Kym Whitley, Community Champion Award, Honoree Dr. Cheryl Grills, Ph.D. A New Way Of Life Re-Entry Project Founder, Susan Burton, Celebrity Presenter of the Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award, Actress Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy
L-R: Celebrity Presenter of the Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award, Actress Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy, ANWOL Movement Builder Award Honoree, and Aurthor of The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, A New Way Of Life Founder, Susan Burton
L-R: Celebrity Presenter of the Flozelle Woodmore Memorial Award, Actress Lisa Raye: The Real McCoy, ANWOL Movement Builder Award Honoree, and Aurthor of The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander, A New Way Of Life Founder, Susan Burton

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