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Monday, August 23, 2021

Lupita Nyong’o to Headline New Friends New Life Luncheon


New Friends New Life (NFNL) announces Lupita Nyong’o, Academy Award® winner, executive producer, New York Times best-selling author, and advocate for women and girls around the world, will headline the New Friends New Life Annual Luncheon that will be held on Friday, October 8 at 11:30 a.m., at the OMNI Dallas Hotel, 555 S. Lamar St. A hybrid event giving guests the opportunity to attend in-person or online, the luncheon will feature an in-person program, along with “A Conversation with Nyong’o,” presented virtually.  Luncheon co-chairs are Jan Osborn, founder of Dallas Doing Goodand Trina Terrell-Andrews, CEO of the Mark Cuban Heroes Basketball Center.

Lupita Nyong’o is a Kenyan actress, producer and author. For her role in 12 Years a Slave, Nyong’o received the Academy Award® as well as the Screen Actors Guild® Award, the Critics’ Choice Award, the Independent Spirit Award, and the NAACP Award. For her starring role in Jordan Peele’s Us, Nyong’o received a Screen Actors Guild nomination, the NY Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, and an NAACP Award. Upcoming, she will star in Marvel’s Black Panther 2 and Universal’s thriller The 355.

Underwriting sponsorship opportunities begin at $2,500, and individual tickets are available for $250. A limited number of virtual access-only tickets can be purchased for $100. To reserve your sponsorship or seats, please visit or email 

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