For several years, Harley-Davidson has shown its support of the African American community and award nominees by co-sponsoring the Annual NAACP Image Awards Pre-Show Gala, the NAACP Image Awards ceremony and the post-event celebration immediately following the awards show in Los Angeles.
This year at the 38th Annual Image Awards Pre-Show Gala, held on Thursday, March 1, corporate employees representing Harley-Davidson Motor Company were at the event to present celebrities, dignitaries and leaders and various prominent participants with Harley-Davidson leather jackets. H-D corporate employees included Kathleen Lawler, Vice President, Communications; Dave Bozeman, General Manager Powertrain Operations – Capitol Drive; Deborah Ashton, Director of Diversity; and Lynn Bonner, Director of Market Outreach.
The Pre-Show Gala event provided a social opportunity for celebrities, award nominees, industry leaders and corporate sponsors to network and show support of the awards show. The Pre-Show Gala was held at Boulevard 3, a premier L.A. “hot spot.”
After the Image Awards ceremony on March 2, celebrities showed off their awards at the post-event celebration. Harley-Davidson executives presented Award winners with H-D leather jackets. Among the celebrities in attendance were “Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Hudson, Chandra Wilson of “Grey’s Anatomy,” Hill Harper of “CSI: New York,” renowned Motown singer Smokey Robinson, Davetta Sherwood from The Young & the Restless, “Stomp the Yard” star Brian White, and Victor Williams from the “King of Queens.”
Presented annually, the NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice.