Congressman Keith Ellison, of Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District, will be the featured speaker at the James Howard Baker Award Dinner on October 14, 2016.
The Annual Dinner, hosted by the Community Brainstorming Conference is to be held at the Radisson Hotel, 7065 North Port Washington Road, starting at 6:30 PM. Rep. Ellison gracefully agreed to step in after the scheduled speaker, Rev Jeremiah Wright, had to cancel due to medical reasons.
Rep. Ellison, a Chicago native and graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, has served in the U.S. Congress since 2007.
He has been described as the most prominent Muslim elected official in America.
He is highly respected by his colleagues on both sides of the aisle, as well as the Washington political pundits–this, while the Republican nominee for the President of the United States has called for barring all people of the Congressman’s faith from entering the country.
It is expected that Rep. Ellison will bring a stirring and prophetic message to Milwaukee, and the CBC is very fortunate to have been able to secure him.
The Community Brainstorming Conference has hosted monthly forums since1986 to bring to the fore issues of interest and concern to the African American Community. The thirtieth anniversary dinner, with Rep. Ellison as keynote speaker, will also be in recognition of the leadership of the late James Howard Baker. Baker was a founding member and a major contributor to the establishment and perpetuation of the Conference.
This also marks the twenty-seventh year that the CBC has presented the James Howard Baker Award for community service to a leader in the community. For tickets contact: Employ Milwaukee Workforce Board 2338 N 27th St. Phone: 414-270- 1700, ask for Karen