A Catholic Priest, a Suburban Housewife, and their Desperate Effort to Save Detroit

Journalist Jack Kresnak Speaks at Rochester Hills Public Library

Professional Journalist Jack Kresnak is presenting on his new book at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, February 7, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. His book, Hope for the City – A Catholic Priest, a Suburban Housewife and Their Desperate Effort to Save Detroit, focuses on the story of Father Bill Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis, who began the mission for Focus: Hope.

Jack Kresnak

Jack Kresnak

As an award-winning journalist, Kresnak has over two decades of covering juvenile justice and child welfare issues. Kresnak received Journalist of the Year twice by the Metro Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists along with receiving induction into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame in 2008.

“As a Journalist, I’m always invested in finding good stories. This story goes into how Detroit needed someone to stand against the inequality during the time of the 1967 riots, and how Cunningham and Josaitis became those people,” says Kresnak.

“We could not be more excited to bring in Jack Kresnak to speak at the Rochester Hills Public Library,” says Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley. “Between his amazing journalistic knowledge to his book that’s deeply tied to the history of this area, this event is not one to miss.”

Registration is available online for these events at calendar.rhpl.org. Sign up in advance as space will be limited.

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