Secretary Hillary Clinton keynotes “Lifting As We Climb” International Women’s Luncheon at 50th Annual Rainbow Coalition hosted by Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
edited by Kai EL’ Zabar
Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker, Monday, June 27, 2016, for the International Women’s Luncheon at the 50th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.
The theme of the luncheon is “Lifting As We Climb” and “that is exactly what Hillary has done her entire career,” said Jacqueline Jackson, chair of the luncheon and wife of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH.
“From serving the poor in the Delta of Arkansas to the Children’s Defense where she did free legal work to fighting easy access to guns to the U.S. Senate to Secretary of State to now running for the highest office in the United States, Hillary continues to lift as she climbs,” Mrs. Jackson said. “She’s a history maker. We are honored to have her as our keynote speaker and look forward to her address.”
Hundreds of women from across the city, country and world are expected to attend the luncheon, which will honor another history making woman – actress and civil rights activist, Cicely Tyson. Ms. Tyson will be presented with the Rev. and Mrs. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Legend Award for her dedication to excellence. It is the first award in the couple’s name and will be given annually. Other awards will be presented.
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.