HONORING THE LEGACY OF LOIS WARREN; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 31
(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2020)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E188-E189]
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                           HON. RASHIDA TLAIB

                              of michigan

                    in the house of representatives

                       Friday, February 14, 2020

  Ms. TLAIB. Madam Speaker, I rise today in honor of the memory of Lois 
Warren, a Detroit native, for her legacy of tenacity and spirit.
  Ms. Warren valued hard work and it was evident in her everyday life. 
She earned a Bachelor's Degree in English and Social Work, a Master's 
Degree in Psychology and Social Work, and was among the first African-
American women to earn a Juris Doctorate from the University of Detroit 
Mercy. Ms. Warren enjoyed a wide-ranging career that included 
leadership roles as head of the Psychiatric Social Work Department of 
the former Herman Keifer Hospital in Detroit, and Executive Director of 
the Intake Division of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.
  More importantly, Ms. Warren was an advocate for civil rights and the 
visually impaired. Ms. Warren's own daughter, who lives with visual 
impairment, was the inspiration behind her relentless advocacy. She 
also played a key role in the wider distribution of large-print 
materials, such as menus, and for improved visual markers on large 
glass doors. Furthermore, she fought against women's wage inequities in 
her daily work, calling out unfair pay for work performed.
  Please join me in recognizing the outstanding contributions of Lois 
Warren, a truly exemplary person.

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