Thursday, January 14, 2010
Bishop Elliott Cohen will receive the 2010 Gateway Technical College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award
Bishop Elliott Cohen, pastor of Abundant Life Christian Center, and an executive director of Project New Life, may have failed recently in convincing members of the City's Community Block Grant Committee of his success in improving the lives and contributions to the well-being of people, but his works have caught the eyes of Gateway's Annual Humanitarian Award selection committee.
Cohen and Jim Drescher of Lake Geneva are the recipients of the 2010 Gateway Technical College Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.
Both Cohen and Drescher will be honored at the 16th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at noon Monday in the Madrigano Auditorium on Gateway Technical College's Kenosha Campus, 3520 30th Ave. Recipients of the award demonstrate commitment to the protection and advancement of human rights and social justice and have improved lives and contributed to the well-being of people.
Cohen is the pastor and founder of Abundant Life Christian Center and executive director of Project New Life, CDC, in Racine. Drescher is the owner of the Drescher Charitable Family Foundation of Lake Geneva.
Cohen was also selected this year as the Insider News Man of the Year. The Man of the Year honor is made annual by the newspaper to someone who has made a visible and active improvement in Racine's minority community.
The celebration's keynote speaker will be Jeremy D. Ponds, the youngest member on the Southern Christian Leadership Conference national board of directors and the SCLC collegiate organizer.
Doors to the event open at 11:15 a.m. and a short reception will follow. The program is free and open to the public.
Audio and video of the event will be streamed at Gateway Technical College's Web site http://www.gtc.edu. The program will be carried on WGTD radio 91.1 FM in Racine and Kenosha, 101.7 in Elkhorn, and 103.3 in Lake Geneva