2023 - Juanita Gray Community Service Award Ceremony

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The Denver Public Library will honor African American community leaders at the annual Juanita Gray Community Service Awards Ceremony.  Please join us in person and virtually as we honor men and women who have made outstanding contributions to the Denver Metro area and who exemplify the ideals and spirit represented by Juanita Ross Gray's commitment to the community of Denver. We're excited to welcome Ahja Fox, the City of Aurora’s Honorary Poet Laureate, and our long-time resident band Purnell Steen and The Five Points Ambassadors as performers for the ceremony! Light refreshments served.

The event is free and open to the public. If you can't attend in person, join us via Zoom on the day of the event, or register below if you'd like to receive an email reminder. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join virtually.

Juanita Gray Award winners will be announced during the ceremony. 

2023 Juanita Gray Nominees:

  • Dr. Halim Ali
  • Salma Douah (Youth)
  • Flora DuPree
  • Katrina Peacock (Youth)
  • Micah Smith
  • Eddie Mae Woolfolk

Congratulations to the 2023 Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame Inductee:

  • Ronald “Ron” Glen Miles, American jazz trumpeter, cornetist, and composer (posthumous award)

Learn more about each award, the nominees, and the special inductee here.

To request a sign language interpreter or real time captioning via CART Services, please contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or call 720-913-8487, with a minimum three (3) business day notice. To request other accommodations, please contact programs@denverlibrary.org.

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