Secretary Clinton keynotes at Rainbow PUSH 50th Annual Convention
6/22/2016, 3:42 p.m.
Secretary Hillary Clinton keynotes “Lifting As We Climb” International
Women’s Luncheon hosted by Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson at
50th Annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention in Chicago
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 Mrs. Jacqueline Jackson,
chair of the luncheon and wife of Rev. 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.”
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.