Cindy Lowry wins Wonderful Outstanding Women Award at the 11th annual Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP Women History Celebration
“I am honored to be considered among such outstanding women,” Lowry said. “It is especially an honor to be recognized by such a distinguished organization as the NAACP.”
The Metro Birmingham NAACP began giving these awards in 2001 as a formal tribute to recognize the achievement and community service of Birmingham women. The awards are presented at the annual NAACP Women History Celebration, which takes place each March during Women’s History Month.
Lowry first became involved with the Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP in August 2011, when the United Methodist Women brought their National Justice Seminar to Birmingham and Joyce Lanning, longtime Alabama environmental advocate and informal environmental educator, helped to bring together a collaboration between the seminar, local environmental organizations, and the NAACP to coordinate a Sustain Our State Rally in Linn Park for local allies interested in improving Water, Air/Energy and Transportation for Alabama citizens.
“That event brought NAACP as a welcome new ally for environmental groups looking at environment and social justice issues, and we thank Cindy for her leadership,” Lanning said. “I am happy to see her honored with this award for her continuing community involvement and her work to gather new allies in the fight to protect Alabama’s environment.”