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Nashville Leaders Honored For Promoting Justice, Inclusion

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retired Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr retired Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Four Middle Tennessee leaders were honored Thursday for their commitment to promoting justice, inclusion and understanding among between races, religious and cultures.

CommunityNashville recognized Ronald L. Corbin, Robert S. Lipman, the Rev. Becca Stevens, and retired Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Adolpho A. Birch, Jr. at its 37th annual Human Relations Dinner. The event took place at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel.

Birch received the group's special Lifetime Achievement Award for Justice and Human Relations.

NewsChannel 5 anchor Vicki Yates served as the emcee.

Organizers said all of those honored have worked to change Nashville and make it a better place.

"They've done this for their entire lives. It's not just a one time event that they have contributed to. They have really dedicated their entire lives to justice and to also bringing people together," said Joyce Lavery, CommunityNashville executive director and president.

Formerly known as the National Conference of Christians and Jews, CommunityNashville is an organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry and promoting respect among all races, religions and cultures.

Past Human Relations Awards recipients include Chet Atkins, the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith, Bishop James Niedergeses, and Rabbi Randall M. Falk.

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