Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at the International Women’s Luncheon on Monday, June 27 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will be held as part of the 50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention.
Hundreds of women from across the city, country and world are expected to attend the luncheon, which will honor another history making woman – Emmy award- winning/Oscar-nominated 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.
The theme of the luncheon is “Lifting As We Climb” and “that is exactly what Hillary has done her entire career,” said Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson, chair of the luncheon and wife of Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
“From serving the poor in the Delta of Arkansas to the Children’s Defense Fund 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.”