Madeleine Albright to be speaker at Chicago House event in December

Mon. August 16, 2010 2:28 PM by News Staff

Chicago, IL - Chicago House & Social Service Agency will host their 2nd annual Speaker Series Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 9, welcoming former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as the keynote speaker.

"We are so excited to have Madeleine Albright as our guest," Chicago House CEO Stan Sloan told "Our goals for the luncheon are twofold:  to raise funds for our critically needed housing and programs; and to further educate our local communities about strategies and recent developments in HIV/AIDS and homelessness.  As the former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright will reflect on these and other issues, bringing in both international and domestic perspectives."

The Annual Speaker Series Luncheon, which launched last year as a new endeavor for Chicago House, originated from a desire to raise awareness and education around the key issues of HIV/AIDS and homelessness. Former President Bill Clinton was the inaugural speaker last November.

Albright was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female Secretary of State and became, at that time, the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. As Secretary of State, Albright reinforced America's alliances, advocated democracy and human rights and promoted American trade and business, labor and environmental standards abroad.

The Chicago House Speaker Series is Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Palmer House Hilston from Noon - 2 p.m. Further information can be found online at or by calling (773) 248-2300 x303.