Milwaukee Community Journal celebrates 39 years and honors local men making a difference

August 6, 2015


‘Men Empowering Men’ was the theme of the Milwaukee Community Journal’s 39th Anniversary Celebration of the Dr. Terrence N. Thomas Scholarship Brunch held on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street. “Men Empowering Men, our 39th Anniversary theme, comes at the perfect time. A time when 89 homicides, unprecedented in Milwaukee, and he myriad of causes are often drowned by indifference or denial,” wrote Milwaukee Community Journal Publisher Patricia O’Flynn Patillo in the foreword of their souvenir journal. She went on to suggest their cadre of honorees “are strong accomplished men…who are making a difference as first responders, elected officials, community advocates, presidents and CEO’s, educators, physicians, coaches, athletes, fraternal leaders and celebrities…who are also…fathers, uncles, grandfathers, coaches, mentors, leaders in their neighborhoods and supporters of innumerable organizations that strengthen communities.” This year’s honorees included: Larry Waters, Christopher Project, Mikel Holt, Donnell Brice, Kendall Keith, Ronald Byrd, G. Spencer Coggs, Alderman Joe Davis, Tracey Dent, Andre Lee Ellis, Dr. Howard Fuller, Jimmy Gaillard, Dr. Eric Gallien, Evans Gant, Victor Jackson, Rob Geter, Tim John, Michael Jones, Dr. Richard Lightsey, Gervis Myles, Don Pannell, Aaron Perry, Jerry Roman, Kim Robinson, Ald. Willie Wade, George Walker, Ray Walker, and Roger Weathersby.