RICH TOWNSHIP TO HOST COOK COUNTY’S LARGEST APPRECIATION LUNCHEON FOR SENIOR MOTHERS

Rich Township Committeeman Calvin Jordan
Rich Township Committeeman Calvin Jordan

 

RICH TOWNSHIP TO HOST COOK COUNTY’S LARGEST 

APPRECIATION LUNCHEON FOR SENIOR MOTHERS

 

HUNDREDS OF SENIOR MOTHERS TO BE HONORED AND CELEBRATED FOR THE UPWARD MOBILITY OF 

SOUTHERN COOK COUNTY


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Committeeman Calvin Jordan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle,  Rep. Meyers-Martin and Sen. Hastings to lead several officials in celebrating women

 

Thursday, May 5th, 2022 @ Noon

Red Star Restaurant, 4129 211th Street, Matteson, Illinois


Calvin Jordan-Rich Township Committeeman and Democratic Committeeman- will be joined by Matteson Mayor Sheila Chalmers-Currin, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin, Senator Michael Hastings, Rich Township Board of Trustees, and South Suburban Mayors will lead hundreds in celebrating our “Senior Mothers” for their contributions and sacrifices in bringing forth diversity in Southern Cook County.


Rich Township Committeeman and Supervisor Calvin Jordan felt compelled to assemble these women who broke ground and lifted racial barriers in southern Cook County that have now blossomed into opportunities, housing, enhanced education, and business development for thousands of people of color.


“Southern Cook County is now considered the mecca for opportunities for people of color. But it was the women who are now over 70 years of age who sacrificed so much to foster a more diverse culture where people of color could feel more comfortable in raising their families.” says Committeeman Jordan.


With the evolution of diversity came the election of women to powerful offices throughout the southland. In 2018, the residents of the Village of Matteson elected its first woman as Mayor of the nearly thirty thousand resident town.


“I am so blessed to have benefited from the strong women who came before me. While in many cases they lacked the foundation to run for elected office, they remained strong and determined to continue their fight for equality. It was on their backs that I was elected as Mayor. I will always be humbled and grateful for their undying efforts and experiences. says Matteson Mayor Sheila Chalmers-Currin.


The afternoon will be filled with food, fun, laughter, and reflection. The government of Rich Township will honor countless women who have had much to do with the upward mobility of people of color throughout the southland. The popular Red Star restaurant of Matteson will offer an array of dishes to the pleasure of hundreds of groundbreaking seniors in attendance.


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