The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) hosted its 49th Annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala at the Hilton Americas Hotel to a packed house. The event showcased the significant impact HAUL has had on literacy, unemployment housing, education and health awareness. Texas Southern University’s Jazz Ensemble Performers provided musical performances based upon themes showcasing the areas of focus for HAUL. In attendance were HAUL president and CEO Judson Robinson III, gala chairs Yolanda Green Barnes and Marina Coryat, award recipients Cheryl Creuzot, Sallie Sargent and Ray Shackelford, MCs Khambrel Marshall (KPRC TV 2) and Melanie Lawson (KTRK Channel 13), along with Eileen Morris, Janette Cosley, TSU President Austin A. Lane, Loren Lane, Sigrid Brown, and more.