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"Jamila Trimuel and the Ladies of Virtue receives the Willie Taplin Barrow Emerging Leaders Award".
Thanks goes out to The Chicago Foundation of Women along with Dr Patricia Carey and Dr. Calvin Morris from the legacy fund of the late Rev Willie Taplin Barrow.
Featured in the picture is Dr. Suzanne Penn and my husband Algernon Penn in addition to my daughter and son in law, Jamila and Damien Trimuel.
Rev. Barrow was the iconic co-founder of Operation Push, formerly Operation Breadbasket alongside Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson.
What a night! It was filled with tears, excitement and inspiration!
Rev. Dr. Willie Taplin Barrow
Jacqueline Jackson and her son, former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., were featured at a book signing event for the book "Loving You, Thinking Of You, And Don't Forget To Pray" on February 28th, 2019 at the Bureau Bar and Restaurant in Chicago. Chicago Mayoral candidate, Lorie Lightfoot was in attendance.
Featured in the pictures are Santita Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Jacqueline Jackson, Lorie Lightfoot, Dr. Suzanne Penn and my husband Algernon Penn.
Santita and Jesse Jr. are the daughter and son of the iconic Jesse Louis Jackson and Jacqueline is his longtime wife.
What a night! It was filled with fun, excitement and promise.
My daughter, Jamila Trimuel and her organization Ladies of Virtue, were featured at Sarah Jakes Roberts' event "A Night in the Wild" on Feb 19, 2019 at the House of Hope in Chicago.
Featured in the pictures are Jamila Trimuel, Cora Jakes Coleman, Damien Trimuel, Sarah Jakes Roberts, Toure' Roberts, Dr. Suzanne Penn and my husband Algernon Penn. Sarah and Cora are daughters of the iconic Bishop T D Jakes.
"Evening with the Kennedy's" fundraiser for Chris Kennedy for Governor held at Dr. Zenobia Sowell's dental office.
Algernon and Dr Suzanne Penn, Max Kennedy, brother of Chris Kennedy.
Congressman Danny Davis
Sarah Kennedy, daughter of Chris Kennedy - Chris is the son of Robert F. Kennedy.
Victoria Ann Kennedy, wife Max Kennedy.
Wow, what a fun, high energy night!
Dr. Suzanne Penn was honored at the 2017 Carl Sandburg Literary Award Dinner at the
UIC Forum where she along with 83 other authors were recognized that evening.
Featured in the picture are best selling author Margaret Atwood (far left),
Dr. Suzanne Penn (center), Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (to Dr. Penn's right)
and emcee Bill Kurtis (far right). Oh, what a night!
Algernon H. Penn, Dr. Suzanne Penn, and Linda Johnson Rice
As featured in the December 2017 issue of Modern Luxury Magazine under Social Scene: "More than 800 guests had the opportunity to hold spirited dinner-table conversations with some of the country's leading authors with ties to Chicago".
Dr. Suzanne Penn was one of 83 featured authors to be honored at the 2017 Carl Sandburg Literary Dinner which was held at the UIC Forum in Chicago.
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Dr Sue along with husband, Algernon H. Penn and the Interim President of Malcom X College, David A. Sanders.
Dr Sue's daughter Jamila Trimuel along with husband Damien Trimuel. Jamila received the "Hidden Figures" award from Rush University. Oh what a night!
Dr. Sue along with her husband Algernon H. Penn at the MacCormac College 2016 Christmas party. Also in attendance were professors Abraham Martinez, Sarah Sears, Susan Torres and Chancellor Alexis Stephens.
Al and Dr Sue recently attended the retirement celebration of UIC's Dr. Barbara Henley, the highest and longest ranking African American educator in the State of Illinois college and university system.
Algernon and Dr. Suzanne Penn attending the Learn 2 Laugh fundraising event sponsored by MacCormac College in Chicago where Dr. Penn is on the faculty teaching Business and Entrepreneurship courses (04/2016).
Al and I had a wonderful time at the University of Illinois' Legacies & Leaders event on April 8th, 2016 as we enjoyed the evening with friends, Dr. JENNIFER BRIER, Director of the Gender and Women's Studies at UIC.
What fun! Dr. Suzanne Penn (center right) attended the University of Illinois Chicago's Board of Visitors holiday meeting of which she is a member. Included in the photo is UIC LAS Dean Astrida Orle Tantillo (center left) and (second to the far right) Chancellor Michael Amiridis.
Host Chancellor Michael Amiridis greeting Dr. Suzanne Penn at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) Liberal Arts and Sciences' Board of Visitors holiday meeting of which Dr. Penn is a member.
Algernon and Dr. Suzanne Penn attending the Christmas celebration at MacCormac College in Chicago where Dr. Penn is on the faculty teaching Business and Entrepreneurship courses (12/2015).
Captain of the Norwegian Sky, Dr. Suzanne Penn and Algernon Penn, at the 2015 [email protected], Family and Friends Bahamas Cruise sponsored by Re-create Your Life Learning Center.
Al Penn, Bill Kurtis (Master of Ceremonies) and Dr. Suzanne Penn at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner, October 21, 2015.