Wednesday, April 23, 2014

In Buildup to Weekend Festivities, Conyers Honors the Work of Civic Leaders Bishop P.A. Brooks, Lana Boldi & President Bill Clinton

All-Day Event Programming Scheduled at Cobo Hall on Saturday: 100th Anniversary of COGIC in Michigan, Michigan Democratic Party Women’s Luncheon & Jefferson-Jackson Dinner

(DETROIT) – Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) honored the work of national and community civic leaders prior to events being held throughout the day this Saturday April 26th, in Cobo Hall:

U.S. Representative
John Conyers, Jr.
“Prior to a weekend of celebration and service, I want to recognize and extend my heartfelt appreciation to a group of upstanding, dedicated civic leaders: Bishop P.A. Brooks, Lana Boldi, and President Bill Clinton,” said Conyers.

“I congratulate the Church of God and Christ on reaching their centennial anniversary this year, and thank the Church for all of the good that they have inspired in metropolitan Detroit over those many years. As one of my earliest supporters, I have known Bishop P. A. Brooks for many years, and I have the utmost respect for his leadership and sacrifice that has allowed COGIC to thrive.

“Additionally, I would like to acknowledge the work of Lana Boldi, who is being honored Saturday as the keynote speaker at the Michigan Democratic Party Women’s Luncheon and awarded the Eleanor Roosevelt Award. The very first female apprentice in the automobile industry since World War II,  Lana Boldi was a trailblazer for labor and women’s rights. Her political actvisim is emblematic of how invaluable women are to America’s political life and activities.

“Lastly, I welcome President Bill Clinton to the Motor City, as he rounds out the weekend’s festivities by delivering the keynote address at the Michigan Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner. President Clinton’s leadership throughout the ‘90s led to unprecedented economic growth and employment, as well as a strengthened middle class. His legacy and great work remain unfinished, and I thank him for his committement to progress in American politics.”

Further information about the weekend events can be found below:


COBO Center
One Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

Church of God in Christ in Michigan Celebrating 100 Years

Keynote Speaker – Bishop Carles E. Blake, Sr., COGIC Inc.’s Presiding Bishop
Saturday, April 26, 10:00 am

Michigan Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Jefferson Jackson Day Luncheon
Keynote Speaker – Lana Boldi
Saturday, April 26, 11:30 am

Michigan Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner

Keynote Speaker – President Bill Clinton
Saturday, April 26, 6:00 pm

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