Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 | 10:27 a.m.
The First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Las Vegas is holding a dinner to honor former Congresswoman Shelley Berkley that will feature a keynote speech by civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., on Nov. 9.
Lewis, who was the youngest speaker at the March on Washington in 1963, is the sole surviving speaker from the historic civil rights event.
The dinner at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino will honor Berkley's life and political career. Berkley served seven terms representing Nevada's 1st Congressional District before losing a 2012 bid for the U.S. Senate.
Proceeds from the dinner will be used to establish a scholarship fund in Berkley's name. Proceeds also will go to the FAME Food Pantry and REW MInistry Foundation.
The $100 tickets can be purchased by contacting Barbara Beasley and FAME's administrative office: 702-649-1774 or [email protected]