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RAINBOW PUSH COALITION — 2022 ANNUAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE

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    Convention Theme:   

Make America Fair and Equal: “PUSHing for New Markets in 2022” 

 

SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CST (8am-10am PST / 11a.m.-1p.m. EST)
SATURDAY MORNING FORUM BACCALAUREATE SERVICE
“HONORING GRADUATES – CHALLENGE TO YOUNG AMERICA”

Location: Rainbow PUSH Auditorium – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Session Description: Even amidst the pandemic, 2021 saw the highest-ever graduation rate for Chicago Public Schools at 83.8 percent. A decade earlier, the graduation rate for the same school district sat at 56.9 percent. The dramatic increase has been driven by a combination of investments in intervention programs and additional resources for students across the spectrum and puts the district on track to achieve its goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2024.

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and PUSH for Excellence will honor the graduating class of 2022 with a celebration and discussion about the best ways to advance this progress – which has been propelled by gains from Black students – into the foreseeable future.

10:00 a.m.    Opening Video

10:01              Call to Order (introduce the start of the convention, where, etc.)

10:02              Presentation of The Graduating Class of 2022 — Lift Every Voice and Sing

  • Elementary
  • High School
  • College: Bachelors
  • Graduate School

10:07              Musical Selection — Swedish Choir

10:11               Oratorial Introduction of Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

  • Bradley Holt, 5, Bronzeville Classical School, 1stgrade
  • Christianna Gray, 11, 7thgrade, Calvin Christian School (She has received a full scholarship to Tennessee State University when she becomes of age)
  • Nelson Simmons, 14, Lincoln Park High school, sophomore

10:17               Remarks and Introduction of Panel — Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

10:20              Panel

  • Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President Elect of Spelman College
  • Hannah Shareef, Graduated summa cum laude, Xavier University
  • Mylon Patton, University of Chicago

10:35              Presentation of Honoree Dr. Joyce Kenner, Retired Principal of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School and Former Deputy Education Director for the PUSH for Excellence Program

  • Presentation of Summer Programming for PUSH Excel

10:45              Presentation of Kenwood Football Team Jackets and Voter Registration Cards

10:55              Presentation of the Ambassador of African Union to the High Excellency U.S., Hilda Suka-Mafudze

10: 56             Remarks — Ambassador to African Union, High Excellency Hilda Suka Mafudze

11:30               Presentation of Grant to Virtual Learning Systems — State Representative Kam Buckner, Illinois House of Representatives, Chair of Illinois Black Caucus

11:35               TC the 3rd — Jazz

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST (10a.m.-2 p.m. PST / 1 p.m.-5 p.m. EST)

MINI PUSH EXPO 

Location: Rainbow PUSH Community Hall – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago, IL 60615

Session Description: Explore The Art and “Taste of Soul” in this mini-exposition featuring work from Black artists, entertainers, and chefs.

Session Coordinator: Linda Britt

Entertainment: Jazz

 

Food Vendors: 

  • Tropical Island – Jamaican
  • Nature’s Way Health Foods
  • What’s Krackin  Southern Seafood
  • The Popcorn Factory
  • Iyanze African Cuisine
  • The Slab BBQ

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m CST (11 a.m.-1 p.m. PST / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. EST)

JOB FAIR 

Location: Rainbow PUSH Tech Center Lower Level and Library – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Session Description: Looking for a new job opportunity? Come connect directly with local employers at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Job Fair. By attending this event, you will be able to chat directly with hiring managers, get instant feedback on your resume, and in some cases, get hired on the spot.

Session Coordinators: Cameron Barnes and Alfonso Stewart

Companies: 

  • FedEx
  • Cook-Illinois Corporation
  • Kevlar
  • TASC — Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
  • TAS — Total Airport Services
  • ABM Industries
  • WFS — Worldwide Flight Services
  • SAFER Foundation
  • Home Run Inn Pizza

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST (11 a.m.-1 p.m. PST /  2pm-4pm EST)

ELEVATE Digital Certification Training with META (formerly Facebook)

Location:  Rainbow PUSH Auditorium – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Session Description: As its adoption increases, the Metaverse promises to open up a whole new world of economic opportunities, from virtual events to NFT-based products. Given its vast potential, many big tech giants are already making significant investments in the world of Metaverse.

This Metaverse certification course, hosted by Martha Pena of Facebook parent company, Meta Platforms, Inc., aims to provide a deeper understanding of this new ecosystem and the way we will interact with it, giving you a significant competitive advantage in this newly emerging digital world.

Session Coordinators: Dr. Joseph Bryant and Rose Glenn

Moderator: Martha Pena, Meta

 

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST (11 a.m.-1 p.m. PST / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. EST)

THE OBAMA EXPERIENCE – PORTRAITS IN THE METAVERSE

Virtual Reality Tour of the White House

Location: Rainbow PUSH Tech Lab 2nd Floor – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Session Description: In the future, people will be able to connect and work together virtually in environments that will blend the physical and digital worlds using advanced gaming technology. Discover the future of work and human interaction and the hardware and software innovations making

it all possible in this two-hour virtual immersion workshop.

Session Coordinators: Rose Glenn, Martha Pena, and Jeni Williams

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST (11 a.m.-1 p.m. PST / 2 p.m.-4 p.m. EST)

ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION

 

Location: Rainbow PUSH Tech Lab 2nd Floor – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Session Description: 

Session Coordinator: Dr. Martin Pieters

 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST (2pm-3pm PST / 5pm-6pm EST)

SECRETARY PETE BUTTIGIEG – TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITY SESSION

 

Location: Rainbow PUSH Community Hall – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Session Description: In years past the federal government played a harmful contributing role in our Nation’s inequity, most notably by building a federal highway system that frequently cut through Black and brown neighborhoods walling those populations off from economic opportunity.

 

U.S. Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg has committed to using his office to right these wrongs, making the fight against systemic racism a centerpiece of his job. In this keynote session, Secretary Buttigieg will outline his vision for designing a more equitable and sustainable transportation system that will simultaneously create jobs, address the climate crisis and racial inequities, and reduce road traffic deaths by leveraging the historic levels of funding available through the recently passed Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act.

 

Session Coordinator: Shelley Davis

Speakers: The HonorablPete Buttigieg, United States Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot

SUNDAY JUNE 19, 2022

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST (10pm-12pm PST / 1pm-4pm EST)

RADIO SHOW AT RAINBOW PUSH COALITION

 

Location: Rainbow PUSH – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Session Coordinator: Robert Patillo

Session Description: Live from Rainbow PUSH HQ — People, Passion, and Politics

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST (1pm-3pm PST / 4pm-6pm EST)

MEN AND CIVIC LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE 

 

Location: Rainbow PUSH – 930 E. 50th Street, Chicago IL 60615

Room: Community Hall

Session Description: Life as a man comes with both incredible privilege and an incredible burden. Each day presents challenges that can cause us to lose our faith. In these moments, it’s important to find support in a community that understands the unique and evolving challenges of manhood in the 21st Century.

 

Come, be motivated and empowered at this men’s rally which will feature speakers and discussions on the topics that matter most to you.

 

Session Coordinators: Bishop Tavis Grant, Omar Shareef, and Rev. Cameron Barnes

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST (4pm-6pm PST / 7pm-9pm EST)

ANNUAL REVEREND CLAY EVANS GOSPEL CONCERT 

 

Location: Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church – 4543 S. Princeton Ave, Chicago, IL 60609

Session Description: Be inspired by an uplifting night of music featuring nationally recognized choirs and some of the most talented contemporary gospel music performers.

Session Coordinators: Sasha Daltonn and Eric Thomas

Oratorical Presentation: Kristopher Smith

 

Artists:

  • Vickie Winans
  • Rev. Darius Brooks and The Tommies
  • Ms. Loudella Evans Reid and Traditional Choir
  • GFC Chorale

Honorees: 

  • Ms. Loudella Evans Reid
  • Brenda Morgan – Lifetime Service Award

MONDAY JUNE 20, 2022

9:30 am – 10:30 am CST (7:30am-8:30am PST / 10:30am-11:30am EST)

COMMUNITY COLLEGE ROUNDTABLE

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Room

Session Coordinator: Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson

Moderator: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of PUSH Excel

Panelists: 

  • David A. Sanders, Malcolm X President
  • Dr. Gregory Thomas, Kennedy King President
  • Dr. Avis Proctor, President of Harper College

10:45 am – 12:00 pm CST (8:45am-10:00 pm PST / 11:45am-1:00 pm EST)

NEW MARKETS IN HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Solarium

Session Coordinators: Bishop Tavis Grant, Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson, and Rev. Cameron Barnes

Session Description: At the heart of the nation’s affordability crisis is the fact that the cost to build and operate housing simply exceeds what low-income renters can afford. Nationally, the average monthly operating cost for a rental unit in 2018 was $439, excluding mortgage and other debt-related expenses.

 

Thanks to the lack of funding, American public housing faces an $80 billion maintenance backlog. America is in the grips of a severe housing shortage. Tens of millions of people are newly in the market for a home or apartment thanks to the pandemic rescue packages and the strong labor market.

 

Housing is the key to reducing intergenerational poverty and increasing economic mobility. Research shows that increasing access to affordable housing is the most cost-effective strategy for reducing childhood poverty and increasing economic mobility in the United States. We seek to address these and other issues, including the DEI vacuum that exists in the housing industry for jobs and contracts.

 

Emcee: Stefan Holt, Anchor at NBC 5

 

Conversation: Jenn Jones, Chief of Staff of the Secretary U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Sheryll Cashin, Esq., Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law of Civil Rights and Social Justice at Georgetown Law

Moderator: Sheryll Cashin, Esq., Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law of Civil Rights and Social Justice at Georgetown Law

Panelists: 

  • AJ Patton, CEO of 548 Capital
  • Michael Kaplan, Related Midwest
  • Far Point
  • Sterling Bay
  • Rev. Dr. William Boss, Pastor of Greater Faith Christian Center
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm CST (10:30am-12pm PST / 1:30pm-3pm EST)

NEW MARKET IN SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCHEON 

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Paul Robeson Room

Session Description: 

Session Coordinators: Dr. Joseph Bryant and John Mitchell

Oratorical Presentation: Gabriel Gatheright

Emcee: Stefan Holt, Anchor at NBC 5

Opening Remarks: Rev. Dr. Joseph Bryant

Presenters: 

  • Scott Rochelle – President, NBA Retired Players
  • Erika Fay, LMFT – Founder, Maximum Achievement Coaching (Sports & Mental Health)
  • Steffond Johnson – Former NBA Player, CEO of THE OSHEA GROUP

Keynote:

Thomas S. Ricketts, Owner of the Chicago Cubs

Remarks: 

Valerie Daniels-Carter, Part Owner of the Milwaukee Bucks

Honorees: 

  • Thomas S. Ricketts, Owner, Chicago Cubs
  • Valerie Daniels-Carter, Part Owner, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Joseph (James) Caldwell, Owner, TailoRite Cleaners

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST (11:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. PST / 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EST)

 

“COMBATTING THE VICIOUS ATTACK ON VOTING RIGHTS”

Location: South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Room

Session Description: “When Black Votes are under attack, what do we do?  Stand Up! Fight Back!” 

 

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Transformative Justice Coalition will assemble an All-Star panel of the nation’s most prominent voting rights advocates for a special discussion to be held on June 20th at 1:30 p.m. CST, the national holiday of Juneteenth entitled, “Combatting the Vicious Attack on Voting Rights.”

 

The goal of this panel is to educate, inspire and ignite our national audience

to fight the assault on voting rights and to lift up the best practices for protecting all

Voters, particularly, African American, Latino, Native American, Asian American, Youth Voters, and Voters with Disabilities. The panel will equip our “free d vote” fighters with the information and resources to battle for the soul of our democracy! This panel will present Top voting rights activists and lawyers sharing major insights and replicable strategies on how to both transcend the pressing threat to voting rights and protect access to voting in America.

 

Session Coordinators: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Barbara R. Arnwine Esq., and Daryl D. Jones Esq.

Moderator: Daryl D. Jones, Esq., Chair of the Board, Transformative Justice Coalition

Panelists: 

  • Desmond Meade, Esq., President and Executive Director of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
  • Virginia Kase Solomon, CEO of League of Women Voters
  • Latosha Brown, Co-founder of Black Voters Matter
  • Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary, Esq., CEO of Rainbow PUSH Coalition
  • Helen Butler, Executive Director of Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda
  • Joshua Price, Former Pulaski County Commissioner
  • Darius Ballinger, Founder of Chasing23
  • Tricia “CK” Hoffler, Esq., CEO of the CK Hoffler Firm, Chair of Rainbow PUSH, and Immediate Past President of the NBA
  • Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq., President, Transformative Justice Coalition

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm CST (12:30pm-2pm PST / 3:30pm-5pm EST)

BUSINESS IN HOUSING EXPO 

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Solarium

Vendors:

  • Sterling Bay
  • Related Midwest
  • 548 Capital
  • Far Point

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST (1pm-3pm PST / 4pm-6pm EST)

REPARATIONS ROUNDTABLE 

 

Location: South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Room

Session Description: 

Session Coordinator: Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson

Moderator: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of PUSH Excel

Panelists: 

  • Robin Rue Simmons, founder of First Repair and former Evansville County Commissioner
  • Kamm Howard, former co-chair of N’COBRA and part of the HR 40 Strategy group
  • Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century
  • Rory Hoskins, Mayor of Forest Park

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST (4:00pm-6:00pm PST / 7:00pm-9:00pm EST)

 

RECEPTION 

Location: South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Hall

Session Coordinators: 

Honorees:

  • Pamela Moses, Black Lives Matter Activist and Vindicated over Alleged Voter Fraud
  • Crystal Mason, Convicted of Illegal Voting for Casting a Provisional Ballot in Tarrant County, TX
  • Family of Ahmaud Arbery

TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2022

9:00 am – 10:30 am CST (7am-8:30am PST / 10am-11:30am EST)

NEW MARKETS IN FINANCE ROUNDTABLE

 

Location: South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Room

Session Description: Today’s panel of distinguished professionals from a few of our country’s leading financial service institutions will discuss the financial services products available for individuals and small businesses in diverse communities. Also, they will address whether their respective institutions have a process to list foreclosed properties (condos, co-ops, and others) for review and possible financing opportunities by members of these communities.

Session Coordinators: Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson,  John Mitchell, and Rebecca Cruz

Moderator: Terry Savage, Financial News Reporter for WGN Channel 9

Panelists:  

  • Maurice Coleman, Tax Credit Syndication Management Executive at Bank of America
  • Robert Schapira, Director of Small Business Diverse Customer Segment — Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo | Consumer and Small Business and Banking
  • Joe Cecala,
  • Dwaine Kyles,

10:00 am – 12:00 pm CST (8am-10am PST / 11am-1pm EST)

GLOBAL AND AFRICA DIASPORA INVESTMENT FORUM

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Room

Session Description: This session is a follow up of last year’s “Africa Investment Opportunities Forum” and this year’s Wall Street Annual Summit scheduled in New York in February. Panelists will discuss Africa’s continuing tremendous business opportunities not only in oil, gas and natural resources, but also in areas such as energy, telecommunications, technology, entertainment, construction, financial services, and tourism in their respective countries/sectors. The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) and the Pan-African and Settlement System (PAPSS) will also be explored.

 

Session Coordinator: James Gomez

Moderator: Dr. Ewa Ewa – Activist / Community Organizer

Guest Speaker: Equatorial Guinea

Panelists:

  • H.E. Samy Badibanga Ntita – Senator and Former Prime Minister, The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Mr. Olivier Kamanzi -President & CEO, Africa Global Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms. Matilda Arhin – President, Ghana International Chamber of Commerce

 

Closing Remarks: Hon. Akwasi Opong-Fosu – Former Ghana Minister of State; Governance & Public Policy Analyst; Africa Growth Advocate

 

Honorees for the INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AWARD:

Will be Honored at the Clergy Luncheon

  • H.E. Samy Badibanga Ntita – Senator and Former Prime Minister, The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dr. Ewa Ewa – Activist / Community Organizer

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm CST (10:30am-12:30pm PST / 1:30pm-3:30pm EST)

FAITH LEADER LUNCHEON

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Paul Robeson Room

Session Description: National Moral Response to Community Violence

Oratorical Presentation: Alexander Smith

Emcee: Art Norman, NBC Channel 5

Greetings: 

  • Rev. Dr. James Moody, Presiding Elder of the Milwaukee District of the AME Church
  • Rev. Jacques Conway, District Superintendent of Lake South United Methodist
  • Rev. Dr. William Boss, Pastor of Greater Faith Christian Center
  • Rev. Martin Lee, Director of Congregation Development

Keynote: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. introduces Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, Executive Director, Children’s Defense & Education Fund

Honorees for the INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AWARD:

  • H.E. Samy Badibanga Ntita – Senator and Former Prime Minister, The Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Dr. Ewa Ewa – Activist / Community Organizer

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm CST (12:30pm-2pm PST / 3:30pm-5pm EST)

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ROUNDTABLE —FOCUS ON HAITI / UKRAINE

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Hall

Session Description: 

Session Coordinators: Robert Patillo and James Gomez

 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm CST (2pm-4pm PST / 5pm-7pm EST)

PRISON POLICY ROUNDTABLE

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Hall

Session Description: The Prison Reform Plenary Session is designed to address the systemic issues that both inmates and their families face while being incarcerated. At this session we will provide a comprehensive overview of the demographics of local, county, state, and federal institutions to provide both context and data on particulars of the prison population.

Session Coordinator: Bishop Tavis Grant

Moderators: Sabrina T. Gallion and Kalana Cale Scott

Panelists:

  •  Frank Chapman, national executive director for the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
  • Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression???this is Chapman’s title???
  • Illinois Prison Project
  • Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change (ECCSC)
  • 1 Current IDOC Inmate
  • Young Justice Initiative — Northwestern and Loyola Law Schools

Honoree: Abraham W. Bolden, America’s First African American Secret Service Agent

 

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm CST (4pm-7pm PST / 7pm-10pm EST)

NEW MARKETS IN HIP-HOP

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Dining Hall

Session Description: Welcome To the PUSH Music Seminar. Formerly the Independent Music Seminar (IMS), The PUSH Music Seminar was founded in 2013 by Jesse Jones headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The seminar helps to foster and educate musicians and creators to achieve their goals in the licensing, publishing, film, and music production industries. The PUSH Music Seminar continues to grow every year expanding beyond music into the multi-media space giving a voice to talent creators and presenting a credible platform for all. Every year, the PUSH Awards hosts panel discussions and interactive media sessions that discuss business opportunities, education, financial literacy, and business development opportunities.

Session Coordinator: Jesse Jones

Honorees: 

  • Trae the Truth
  • Hollywood Bay Bay
  • Bo Deal
  • Natasha Topps
  • Larro
  • Levon Stone
  • DJ AOH
  • Joseph Sikora

WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2022

8:00 am – 9:30 am CST (6am-7:30am PST / 9am-10:30am EST)

NEW MARKETS IN LABOR — BREAKFAST 

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Paul Robeson Room

Session Description: 

Session Coordinator: John Mitchell

Oratorical Presentation: Carleigh Lewis

Moderator: Jaquie Algee, Vice President — Director of External Relations for SEIU Healthcare

Presenters: 

  • Randi Wiengarten, President of AFT
  • Carl Kennebrew, President of IUE/CWA
  • Isaac M. Gobern, Deputy of Staff, Assistant to the President AFL-CIO International

Sponsor Remarks: Jared E. Evans, Community and Business Development for Chase

Honoree: President Chris Smalls of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU)

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm CST (10am-12pm PST / 1pm-3pm EST)

WOMEN’S POLICY ROUNDTABLE — LUNCH

 

Location:  South Shore Cultural Center – 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Paul Robeson Room

Session Coordinators: Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson, Betty Magness, and Wanda Wright

Oratorical Presentation: Leilani Jenkins

Opening Remarks: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of PUSH Excel

Panelists:

  • Deloris Walker, MPH, Director of Health Equity and Impact at Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Tara Dabney, Director of Development and Communications at Institute for Nonviolence Chicago
  • Attorney Janice Mathis, Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women
  • Erin Connelly, Esq., Founder and CEO of Covenant Strategies, LLC
  • Colleen Connell, Esq., Executive Director of  ACLU of Illinois
  • Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson, Senior Advisor to Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Honorees: 

  • Angela T. Ingram, Senior Vice President, Communications, iHeartMedia Multi-Platform Group Chicago & Director of Local Advocacy and Engagement, BIN: Black Information Network
  • Jan Schwartz, President Elect of NCJW Chicago North Shore
  • Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of the Board of Directors at the Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Erethin,

Closing Remarks: Tricia “CK” Hoffler, CEO of the CK Hoffler Firm, Chair of Rainbow PUSH, and Immediate Past President of the NBA

RAINBOW PUSH COALITION 2022 ANNUAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Convention Theme: Make America Fair and Equal: “PUSHing for New Markets in 2022”

SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2022  Location: Rainbow PUSH HQ

10am-12pm     SATURDAY MORNING FORUM BACCALAUREATE SERVICE – Auditorium

12-4pm            MINI PUSH EXPO – Community Hall & other spaces as needed

1-4pm              JOB FAIR – Tech Center Lower Level & Library

1-3pm             ELEVATE DIGITAL CERTIFICATION TRAINING WITH META – Auditorium

1-3pm             THE OBAMA EXPERIENCE – PORTRAITS IN THE METAVERSE – 2nd Floor Tech Lab

1-3pm             ROBOTICS DEMONSTRATION – 2nd Floor Tech Lab

4-5pm             SEC. BUTTIGIEG- TRANSPORTATION & MOBILITY SESSION – Community Hall

SUNDAY JUNE 19, 2022 Location: Rainbow PUSH HQ & Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

3-5pm             MEN AND CIVIC LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE  Rainbow PUSH HQ

6-8pm ANNUAL REVEREND CLAY EVANS GOSPEL CONCERT – Fellowship MB Church

MONDAY JUNE 20, 2022 Location: South Shore Cultural Center

9:30-10:30am COMMUNITY COLLEGE ROUNDTABLE – Dining Room

10:45-12pm     NEW MARKETS IN  HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT – Dining Room

12:30-2pm      NEW MARKETS IN SPORTS BUSINESS LUNCH – Paul Robeson Room

1:30-3pm        “COMBATTING THE VICIOUS ATTACK ON VOTING RIGHTS.” Dining Room

2:30-4pm        BUSINESS IN HOUSING EXPO – Solarium

3-5pm             REPARATIONS ROUNDTABLE – Dining Room

6-8pm             RECEPTION FOR AHMAUD ARBERY – Dining Room

TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2022  Location: South Shore Cultural Center, Paul Robeson Room

9-10:30am      NEW MARKETS IN FINANCE ROUNDTABLE – Dining Room

10-12pm          GLOBAL AND AFRICA DIASPORA INVESTMENT FORUM – Dining Room

12:30-2:30pm FAITH LEADER LUNCHEON – Paul Robeson Room

2:30-4pm        INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ROUNDTABLE – Dining Room

4-6pm             PRISON POLICY ROUNDTABLE – Dining Room

6-9pm             NEW MARKETS IN HIP-HOP – Dining Room

WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2022  Location: South Shore Cultural Center

8-9:30am        NEW MARKETS IN LABOR BREAKFAST – Paul Robeson Room

12-2pm            WOMEN’S POLICY ROUNDTABLE LUNCHEON – Paul Robeson Room

 



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