Community Brainstorming to hold its 23rd Annual James Baker Award Dinner on Friday, Nov. 16

On Friday, Nov. 16, The Community Brainstorming Conference (CBC) will hold its 23rd Annual James Baker Award Dinner at The Radisson Milwaukee North Shore located at, 7065 North Port Washington Rd.

The dinner will begin with a social hour at 5:30 pm, and continue into a dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a program beginning at 7:30 pm.

CBC takes pride in this Annual James Howard Baker Award event. Prior to his untimely death in 1990, Baker was known in the community for his unending research and constant advocacy for the inclusion of people of African descent in every aspect of political and economic life in Milwaukee. He was known as a “one man urban research center” and as a solid intellectual with a sensitive touch that resonated throughout every segment of the Black community.

Noting his commitment and dedication to uplifting African Americans in Milwaukee with emphasis on the youth, MacArthur Weddle, long time president and CEO of the Northcott Neighborhood House, was chosen by the executive board of the CBC to be this past 2011 recipient of the Baker award.

This year’s honoree is Milwaukee’s own Will Allen, CEO and founder of Growing Power, Inc. This year’s keynote speaker will be the honorable Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 35th District of California.

Allen has made national headlines for his success in urban farming, and was an invited advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama in her urban farming efforts for the nation and at the White House.

The cost is $20.00 per ticket or $200.00 for a table of 10. Checks are the preferred method of payment although cash will be accepted. Tickets are expect to go fast so it is advisable to purchase them as early as possible. After November 9th call 414-507-2123 after 4:00pm to see if there are tickets left.