Building Brighter Futures: Pamela Blackman to Receive Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanitarianism from Global International Alliance

Faye Lavine
2 min readMar 29, 2023


Chicago, IL — Pamela Joy Blackman, President and CEO of the Building Brighter Futures Center for the Arts, has been selected to receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanitarianism from the Global International Alliance. The ceremony, which will be held on June 17, 2023, will be presided over by Dr. Dee Thompson, Global International Alliance Florida Chaplain and CEO of Purpose Never Dies, LLC.

The Global International Alliance is a non-profit organization that promotes international collaboration in the areas of education, business, and social justice. The organization is known for recognizing exceptional individuals who have made significant contributions to their communities and the world at large.

Pamela Joy Blackman is being honored for her dedication and commitment to serving underprivileged young people in Chicago. Through the Building Brighter Futures Center for the Arts, Blackman has created a safe and nurturing environment where young people can learn, grow, and thrive.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Global International Alliance,” said Blackman. “It is truly humbling to be acknowledged for the work we do at Building Brighter Futures. This recognition is a testament to the hard work of everyone involved in making our organization a success.”

Blackman has dedicated her career to education, human behavior, and social work. She has five undergraduate and graduate degrees and is uniquely qualified to lead Building Brighter Futures. Under her leadership, the organization has become a beacon of hope and warmth in Chicago, providing young people with access to education, mentoring, and recreational opportunities that they may not have otherwise.

Dr. Aleta Clark, also known as Englewood Barbie, nominated Pamela recognizing her efforts in the community. Clark is a community activist and advocate for education and social justice. She is known for her work in underserved communities and has been recognized for her efforts to empower young people and break down barriers to education and opportunity.

“I am thrilled to have Dr. Clark present the Honorary Doctorate Degree to Pamela Joy Blackman,” said GIA founder and CEO, John Kim. “Dr. Clark is an inspiring figure who embodies the values of the Global International Alliance. She has dedicated her life to making a positive impact on the world, and we are honored to have her be a part of this special occasion.”

The Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humanitarianism is a prestigious award that recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to serving humanity. Pamela Joy Blackman is a shining example of someone who has dedicated her life to making the world a better place, and the Global International Alliance is proud to honor her with this recognition.