Honorable Liberian Senator Jonathan Lambert Kaipay, Grand Bassa County will join our conversation at the 2017 Downtown Stockton Juneteenth Business Luncheon.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 14th, 2017 10:58 AM
The City of Stockton is named after the Commodore Robert Field Stockton, Military Governor of California, who had a long distinguished maritime connection with Africa while helping to establish the Republic of Liberia.
In 1821, then-27-year-old Captain Robert Field Stockton commanded the USS Alligator and helped negotiate and finance the return of hundreds of freed enslaved Africans along the coast of present-day Liberia through the creation of the American Colonization Society. In 1847, Liberia declared independence from the American Colonization Society at the Liberian Constitutional Convention on July 16, 1847.
Commodore Robert Field Stockton served as Military Governor of California, 1846-1847, and died during the US Civil War at the dawn of the end of chattel slavery throughout America, the reason we celebrate and mark the milestone of Juneteenth.
Today, the Republic of Liberia is a forward looking leader throughout West Africa. Liberian President H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, also serves as the Chairperson of the Authority of Heads of States and Government of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is made up of fifteen member countries that are located in the Western African region.
We are excited to hear new opportunities for expanded California ~ Pan African Trade and Commerce from Honorable Senator Jonathan Lambert Kaipay, Grand Bassa County, as we build toward our 7th Pan African Trade and Investment Conference, September 17-19, 2017 in partnership with the Africa US Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Honorable Senator Kaipay was born and raised in the Port City of Buchannan and earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from the United Methodist University. Mr. Jonathan L. Kaipay is married to Mrs. Frances Goffa Kaipay and the Union is blessed with six children.
Senator Kaipay is a seasoned professional in his area including professional development certificates from institutions in Europe and Africa with a certificate in Project and Financial Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.
Grounded in faithful service, he rose through the ranks of the United Methodist Church from a humble Research Officer at the Connectional Ministries to a full time Director of the Department of Community Services with three active programs under his watch.
In this position, Mr. Kaipay has been highly instrumental in a growing transformation of Liberia. The outcome of the selfless sacrifices and hard work of Mr. Kaipay and his team to date has impacted a quarter of more than a million persons around the country and the number is still growing.
Hon. Senator Kaipay remains a light for the Bassa people breaking grounds in areas of service committed to meeting the needs of his people and has embarked on several projects aimed at helping his people to get out of poverty. We look forward to expanding the conversation.
Join us 2017 Downtown Stockton Juneteenth Business Luncheon,
Monday, June 19, 2017, 11:30 am ~ 1:30 pm
BellaVista Cucina Italiana, 110 N El Dorado St, Stockton, CA 95202