Teesee’s Town: Judge Arnette R. Hubbard to receive high honor from ABA

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The Honorable Arnette Rhinehart Hubbard, a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, receives a coveted and distinguished achievement honor at the 19th Annual Margaret Brent Awards Luncheon on Aug. 2 at the Fairmont Hotel during the American Bar Associat

The Honorable Arnette Rhinehart Hubbard, a judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, receives a coveted and distinguished achievement honor at the 19th Annual Margaret Brent Awards Luncheon on Aug. 2 at the Fairmont Hotel during the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting here in Chicago.

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Honorable Arnette Rhinehart Hubbard

The luncheon, hosted by ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession, was established in 1991 to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers. The award was named for Margaret Brent (1601-1671), the first woman lawyer in America. Luncheon tickets are $100-$125; reserved tables of 10, $1,500. Contact the Commission at (312) 988-5668 or visit http://www.abanet.org/women/awards.html.

Judge Hubbard has a long and distinguished tenure in law and public service. As attorney, public official and elected state court judge, she repeatedly demonstrates her commitment to the American way of life and her sensitivity to the people who serve and protect. She’s been a trailblazer in the field of law, serving as the first woman president of both the National Bar Association and of the Cook County Bar Association. Before taking the bench, she served for nine years as a member of the Illinois Bar Admission Committee. As the only female commissioner of the Chicago Board of Elections, she expanded participation in the workplace and in the voting processes and procedures. She also instigated the creation of “Desert FAX,” which extended voting opportunities to military service persons during armed conflict.

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Emil Jones visits the new Defender office

Alumni Action – Calling all graduates of DuSable High School from every year since its beginning in 1935! Your presence is requested at Saturday’s Annual Gala, noon to 4:30 p.m., at the New Martinique Banquet Hall, 8200 S. Cicero. Noted author and historian Timuel Black, of DuSable’s Class of 1937, will attend the afternoon of dining, dancing and heart-warming shared memories along with a number of other prominent alums.

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Gala host: DuSable High School Alumni Coalition for Action that celebrates the school’s legacy of excellence and encourages it among future and the current students who attend the three small schools on today’s DuSable campus.

DuSable, which opened in 1935, was the first school built in Chicago to serve a Black community. History advocates at the Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library insisted that the school be named after Chicago’s first non-Indian settler and trader, Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, a Black man. The name was changed from the New Phillips High School to DuSable High School in 1936. Tickets are $50; reserve yours now by calling Sylvia Walton, (773) 419-4835.

Newsy Names Mellody Hobson, Ariel Investments president; the Rev. Al Sharpton, National Action Network president; TV’s Judge Greg Mathis, PUSH Excel chair; the Rev. Charles Jenkins, RPC chair; Ben Jealous, NAACP president; the Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas; and Marc Morial, National Urban League president/CEO, are among some 20 noted speakers who’ve responded in the affirmative to an invitation from the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson to address the 38th annual conference of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund, June 27-July 1, at Hyatt McCormick Place.

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Momma Kemba, a local historian who travels the world keeping the spirit of strong Black women in American history alive through dramatic storytelling and song, performs a presentation of an important woman from America’s history, Harriet Tubman, on Saturday, 1 p.m. at the Chicago Public Library’s Rogers Park Branch, 6907 N. Clark. Call (312) 744-0156.

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