EMMY AWARD WINNER SHERYL LEE RALPH TO RECEIVE A NAN TRIUMPH AWARD ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND STATE SENATOR VINCENT HUGHES, AHMIR “QUESTLOVE” THOMPSON, WILL PACKER, THE CREATORS OF HARLEMWEEK, AND CLAIRE SULMERS—
Honorees to be recognized on September 28 for using their platforms to have a positive impact during pivotal moment for civil rights in the United States
New York, NY (Tuesday, September 20, 2022) – Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network today announced recent Emmy Award winner Sheryl Lee Ralph and Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent J. Hughes will be honored at the 2022 Triumph Awards on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00pm. Located at Lincoln Center’s Jazz in New York City, the ceremony will recognize leaders in the entertainment industry who use their platforms to create a more just nation.
In addition to her Emmy Award-winning role on the hit TV show Abbot Elementary, Ralph is a Tony Award-nominated actress, singer, author, and activist. Hughes, her husband since 2005, has represented the Philadelphia area in the Pennsylvania legislature for 35 years and currently serves as the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. They join fellow honorees: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, 6-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician, producer, DJ, director, culinary entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author; Will Packer, record-breaking film and television producer behind Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media; the creators of HarlemWeek, an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which works to promote its rich African-American, African, Caribbean, Hispanic, and European history, as well as arts, culture, religion, business, entertainment, and sports; and Claire Sulmers, CEO and Founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, a direct-to-consumer fashion company that leverages content and community to power a multicultural shopping experience.
The Triumph Awards is a cultural event that recognizes influencers for their ongoing work within their communities to promote social, racial, and economic justice in America. This year’s ceremony comes at an especially crucial moment for civil rights in the United States: violent hate crimes against Black Americans are on the rise; protections under the 1965 Voting Rights Act face their greatest threat in nearly 60 years; and a woman’s right to choose is being taken away across the country. This year’s honorees have positively impacted our society by bridging their celebrity with their community to raise awareness of these mounting injustices.
The seven honorees join a roster of historic leaders, entertainers, and advocates who have fought for a more just, equitable society: Vice President Kamala Harris, Tyler Perry, Angela Basset, John Legend, Queen Latifah, and Spike Lee.
Please join Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network as they highlight and honor the countless contributions made by this year’s honorees to impact communities and empower change. Tickets to attend this event are free but you must register to attend. To register, please visit www.Nationalactionnetwork.net or call 877-626-4651.
- Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network
- Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, 6-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician, producer, DJ, director, culinary entrepreneur, and New York Times best-selling author
- Sheryl Lee Ralph, Emmy Award-winning & Tony Award-nominated actress, singer, author, and activist
- Will Packer, Record-breaking film and television producer behind Will Packer Productions and Will Packer Media
- The creators of HarlemWeek, an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which works to promote its rich history, as well as arts, culture, religion, business, entertainment, and sports
- Vincent J. Hughes, Pennsylvania State Senator and Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee
- Claire Sulmers, CEO and Founder of Fashion Bomb Daily
Jazz at Lincoln Center
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
7:00 PM ET
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net.