PORTAGE, Michigan — Army Lt. Gen. Russell L. Honore, known for coordinating military relief efforts for veterans after Hurricane Katrina, will appear at this year’s Portage City Black History Month celebration.
Honoré, the honored 37-year veteran and global authority on leadership and emergency preparedness, will meet at Air Zoo at 6151 Portage Road on Saturday, February 4, according to a news release from the city. Make a featured presentation at an annual event. The event will start at 6pm and doors will open at 5:30pm.
As Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Honoré became known as the “General of the 5th Class” for his leadership in coordinating military relief efforts in post-hurricane New Orleans.
When hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Ida approach, or when supply chain problems hit the economy, news networks like CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and CBS can call on Honor as their go-to expert. Many, says the release. Now he is leading a campaign to find solutions to the climate crisis.
Honoré, author of books such as “Leadership in the New Normal,” “Don’t Be Stupid!: Leadership in Action,” and “Survival: How You Can Prepare to Keep You and Your Family Safe.” ask questions. After the presentation, she will hold a social gathering and an autograph session.
As only a limited number can be purchased at the event, attendees are asked to purchase and bring the book they wish to have signed in advance.
Event guests can also explore the Air Zoo exhibit before or after the presentation. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or contact Portage Parks and Recreation at 269-329-4522.
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