Jan. 16-Feb. 28- Daughters of Greatness: Eleanor Jordan
Muhammad Ali Center
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. The Daughters of Greatness series provides a place for dialogue and discussion on current issues of justice, community engagement, and social movements within the Louisville area and beyond. The Muhammad Ali Center is thrilled to welcome Eleanor Jordan as its next Daughters of Greatness speaker on Friday, February 7, 2014.
Eleanor Jordan became the first African-American to be appointed Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Women in 2008. Since her appointment, Eleanor has crisscrossed the state speaking about the status of women, particularly the grim health and well-being statistics. Prior to her appointment, Jordan was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1996 and nominated for Kentucky’s Third District Congressional seat in 2000. Throughout her career, Jordan has gained a reputation for being an outspoken advocate for women and children.
Prior to legislative service, Eleanor championed the preservation of historic structures in the Parkland community and quality, affordable child care for the poor in Louisville. She helped create the Parkland Neighborhood Improvement Association and serves as its charter President. She currently sits on the Breast Cancer Advisory Council, the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, the West Louisville Community Ministries, California Area Child Development, and the Kentucky Institute of Medicine Boards. Eleanor has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Stand Up for Children Award from Jefferson County Public Schools, Most Admired Woman in Kentucky Politics by Today’s Woman Magazine, Center for Women and Families Women of Distinction Award, the Image Award from the National Association of Black Veterans, and more.
Hot breakfast will be served at 8:30am. The program will follow from 9:00-10:00am. Seating is limited. Tickets are $20 for Ali Center Members, $25 for non-Members, $15 for students, and $200 for a table of 10. Tickets must be purchased prior to the event at this link: https://19291.blackbaudhosting.com/19291/Daughters-of-Greatness-Jordan
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