Event sponsors include (alphabetically): ACSFME, Clark Hill, LLP, Comerica, DMC -Sinai Grace, DTE Energy Foundation, First Independence Bank, Henry Ford Health Systems, International Brotherhood Teamsters, MGM Grand Detroit, Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan , UAW-Ford, UAW-GM/ International, Wayne County Community College District, Wayne State University, Wayne County Community College District.
Rev. Dr. Jim Holley, pastor of the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church, Judge Damon Keith and the “Tribute to John Conyers Jr. Committee” will honor U.S. Congressman John Conyers Jr. at a special Gala for his five decades of dedication and service to improve the lives of all people. Local, regional and national politicians and entertainers, civil rights and labor, faith-based and community leaders, constituents and supporters will be in attendance to acknowledge the esteemed congressman.
When: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
Who: Tribute to Congressman John Conyers Jr. Committee
Where: Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. Seven Mile Rd, Detroit, MI 48219
3:30 p.m. Red Carpet Photo op (everyone walks the red carpet)
4:00 p.m. V.I.P. Reception (requires advance ticket purchase – $100.00 (call 313.872.2900 for more info.
On-site, Will Call only)
5:00 p.m. Tribute – Open and FREE to the public
Red Carpet participants include event Chairs Rev. Dr. Jim Holley and Judge Damon Keith; U.S. Congressman John Conyers Jr., keynote speaker, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow Push Coalition; Michigan U.S. Representatives John Dingell, Carl Levin, Gary Peters; Michigan U.S. Senators Sander Levin and Deborah Stabenow; Detroit City Council Member JoAnn Watson.
Entertainment provided by the legendary Four Tops, world-renown jazz master Marcus and Joan Belgrave Jazz Ensemble, anointed Twinkie Clark; and 25 churches/temples comprise 150-member John Conyers Jr. Tribute Choir, and others.
Proceeds will benefit student scholarship fund at the Wayne State University Law School.
For more information about the tribute, please call 313.872.2900 or email email@example.com
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