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PH Consul General Attends Celebration of Black History Month in Chicago

On the occasion of the Black History Month, Philippine Consul General Gina Jamoralin attended the 25th Annual C.F. Stradford Awards Ceremony hosted by Illinois Cook County State Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx’s on February 28, 2019 at the Parkway Ballroom in Chicago. This year’s ceremony honored four (4) exemplary members of the community namely: Judge John F. Lyke Jr. of the Circuit Court of Cook Count; Pastor Chris Harris of Bright Star Church; Judge Cornelius E. Toole (posthumous award) and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. of Rainbow Push Coalition.

The Cook County State Attorney’s Office hosts this annual gathering in observance of Black History Month, to honor judges, lawyers, law clerks and community leaders or organizations. The Black History Month is observed annually in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month which starts from February 1 until February 28. The Black History Month dates back to 1926 and celebrated in February which coincides with the birthday of US President Abraham Lincoln on February 12, and of Frederick Douglass on February 14.

Consul General Jamoralin greeted State Attorney Foxx during the event and thanked her for the support of the State Attorney’s Office to the Filipino communities living in Cook County. Consul General Jamoralin was accompanied by Atty. Alvar Rosales, Administrative Officer and Legal Officer of the Philippine Consulate. END


Consul General Jamoralin with Cook County State Attorney Kimberly Foxx (center). Also shown is Fil-Am leader Rey Donato.

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