Final Count Down to the Third Annual ‘Power Of Oneness’ Awards November 15th Honoring Michael Jackson, Ed Begley, Jr., The Jim Henson Company, Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary and Brad Gluckstein for Their Contributions to Fighting Racism Monday November 10, 11:01 am ET LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Jackson, Ed Begley, Jr., and The Jim Henson Company will be among the illustrious honorees at the Third Annual Power of Oneness Awards to be held on Saturday, November 15th at the Universal Studios Hollywood Globe Theatre in California. Michael Jackson will receive The Power of Oneness Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifelong commitment to writing, singing and speaking about the need to take responsibility for the worlds children and making our world a better place. “Man in the Mirror,” “Heal the World,” “Black & White,” “Lost Children,” “We Are the World,” and “What More Can I Give” are but a few of the inspiring songs Michael has recorded during his career, showing by example how music can be used to entertain, heal and educate. Also being honored at this year’s Power of Oneness Awards are: The Jim Henson Company for… working tirelessly to fulfill its mission to “make the world a better place by inspiring people to celebrate life” while teaching children to celebrate diversity and value harmony; Ed Begley, Jr. for writing, producing and directing “Cesar & Ruben” a powerful stage play honoring Cesar Chavez and his commitment to fighting racism and oppression; Dr. Joy DeGruy- Leary for her groundbreaking work in the field of race relations and her dedication to the healing of wounds inflicted by chattel slavery on the collective American psyche; and Brad Gluckstein for his unconditional support of the Oneness mission to eliminate racism and promote racial unity through music, the arts and education and his contributions to providing live Latin music here in Los Angeles. Silent auction items include signed memorabilia from Melissa Etheridge, Carlos Santana & HBO’s “The Soprano’s”; 2004 Grammy Tickets, an original Romero Britto painting and a $12,000 recording console. The awards program (written and directed by off-Broadway playwright and choreographer, Kamal Sinclair-Steele) promises to be a vibrant fusion of dance, music, multi-media, spoken-word and theatrical presentations representing a vivid celebration of the creativity and diversity of the human family — a celebration of our oneness. Supporters include MGM, Soundabout Music, Universal Music Publishing and She-Beads. To purchase tickets, arrange corporate sponsorships, or convey a message to one of our honorees, call Oneness at 818-710-8382 or visit the Oneness website at www.oneness.org . ABOUT ONENESS Since 1999, Oneness (a 501c3 nonprofit) has instituted over thirty programs nationwide to help eradicate racism and promote racial harmony by engaging participating communities in educational initiatives, collaborations with like-minded organizations and dialogues that create an awareness of and a commitment to the need for racial unity. Oneness’ long list of supporters includes Carlos Santana, Sarah McLachlan, Brian McKnight, Ricky Martin, B.B. King, Macy Gray, Melissa Etheridge, and many others. ——————————————————————————– Source: Oneness Source: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/031110/lam046_1.html

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