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Lula Washington Receives “Accolade Award — For Women Who Inspire Us!”

Lula Washington holding her Accolade Award.

Attorneys for major corporations in Southern California presented Lula Washington Dance Theatre (LWDT) Artistic Director Lula Washington with their 2010 “Accolade Award — A Salute to Women Who Inspire Us.” Lula accepted the award at the 7th annual Accolades Reception June 24 at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica.

The event was sponsored by the Southern California Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsels and by the international law firm of Hogan Lovells. The Association represents 70,000 corporate attorneys around the world. The local chapter annually gives one award to an honoree from the nonprofit sector and another from arts or business.

Lula Washington was chosen as the arts honoree because of the impact of her youth dance programs and her dance company. She received a $1,000 donation for LWDT’s new Children’s Dance Scholarship Fund. Bernita R. Walker, founder of Project: Peacemakers, Inc. was honored for assisting victims of domestic violence.

LWDT Board Member Dr. Emma Lou Thomas attended the Awards event, along with members of the Friends of Lula Washington Dance Theatre.

Lula Washington and Bernita Walker, recipients of the 2010 Accolade Awards, with members of the Accolades Committee.

Dancers from Lula Washington's Dance School perform a ballet number at the Accolades reception.

Friends of LWDT Delores Bodey and Mamie Hansberry attended the reception.

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