Rainbow PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund

42nd Annual International Convention

A More Perfect Union: 150 Years Later
Beyond Freedom – Reconstruction



July 6 - 10, 2013

Chicago Hilton & Towers     720 S. Michigan Avenue     Chicago , IL

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2013

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters
930 E. 50TH Street

8:00AM-9:30AM

STATE OF THE LAW ROUNDTABLE & LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Leaders from around the nation will convene to discuss issues raised and explored by Dr. King in his last book, "Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?

Moderator: Lewis Myers, Civil Rights Attorney & Professor, Chicago State University

Panelists:
John Brittain, Professor, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

Jay Readey, Attorney & Executive Director, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Chicago)

Cunyon Gordon, Attorney & Director, Settlement Assistance Project/Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Chicago)

Yvonne Coleman, Attorney, Law Offices of Yvonne Coleman

Harriet Parker, Attorney

Randolph Stone, Attorney & Director, Mandel Law Clinic, University of Chicago

Flint Taylor, Attorney

Sam Willis, Attorney

Juan Thomas, Secretary, American Bar Association

9:00AM-4:00PM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

10:00AM-11:30AM
DOORS OPEN AT
9:00 AM

SATURDAY MORNING FORUM LIVE TV BROADCAST:
NATIONAL LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
The convention will open with a panel of national leaders addressing the key issues we face today: access to health care, achieving high quality public education for all students, home and church foreclosures, urban violence, unemployment, economic recovery, and more.

Moderator: Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard University School of Law

Panelists:
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, Chair, Congressional Black Caucus

Michelle Alexander, Attorney and Author of “The New Jim Crow”

Barbara Arnwine, Attorney & Executive Director, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

David Slane, Attorney

Bob Borosage, Founder & President, Campaign for America’s Future

Cliff Kelly, Talk Show Host, WVON Radio, Chicago

Willie Gary, Attorney

Jonathan Jackson, Rainbow PUSH Coalition National Spokesman

Fred Gray, Civil Rights Attorney

Danny Davis, Congressman

Bobby Rush, Congressman

11:00AM-11:30AM

PRESS CONFERENCE

11:00AM-3:00PM

WALGREENS WELLNESS VAN
Services include: Total Cholesterol Screening, Glucose Testing, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Comprehensive Weight Assessment Testing.

11:00AM-3:00PM

CHIRO ONE WELLNESS CENTER TENT: HEALTH AND WELLNESS EDUCATION FOR THE SPINE AND NERVOUS SYSTEM

1:00PM-4:00PM

I AM ART ...
An interactive and engaging experience highlighting the impact of music in our lives. Primarily focusing on the violence and materialism portrayed through Hip Hop, this thought provoking panel discussion will speak on how the music relates to the consistent cycles of violence and stereotypes seen everyday, answering the question “Does Life Imitate Art or Does Art Imitate Life? This conversation will feature international music superstars Lupe Fiasco and Waka Flocka Flame, music industry veteran and marketing executive at ROC Nation Chaka Pilgrim, while moderated by Senior Editor of JET Magazine and Professor at Northwestern University Kyra Kyles. This is a conversation you definitely don’t want to miss!

Moderator: Kyra Kyles, Senior Editor, Jet Magazine

Participants:
Chandra Gill, Blackademically Speaking

Reverend Will Hall, Youth Pastor, Apostolic Church of God

Garrard McClendon, Assistant Professor, Chicago State University

Special Guests:
Lupe Fiasco, Rapper/Record Producer & Entrepreneur

Waka Flocka Flame, Artist

Chaka Pilgrim, Music Industry Executive/ROC Nation

1:00PM-4:00PM

RAINBOW PUSH OPERATION BREADBASKET REUNION PICNIC

1:00PM-4:00PM

THE SANTITA JACKSON SHOW---Live Taping

SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013

8:00AM-2:00PM

ATTEND A LOCAL CHURCH

1:00PM-4:00PM

NATIONAL URBAN AGENDA/STOP THE VIOLENCE TOWN HALL MEETING
Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters - 930 E. 50TH Street
Already a large majority of the American people live in metropolitan regions. In a very few years, that number will increase to 80%. Yet there has not been a national urban agenda since President Carter. Cities and metropolitan regions have been mostly ignored, left to fend for themselves, or deal with unrelated and uncoordinated national policies. We need to build a new Urban/Metropolitan Agenda to address our urban problems and to harness the potential of the hundreds of millions of people living in our cities and suburbs.

Moderator: T. J. Holmes, award winning journalist, national television personality

Panelists:
Dick Simpson, Professor of Governance , College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professor Charles Ogletree, Harvard University

Jon Greendeer, Ho-Chunk Nation President

Carol McKibben, Professor of History, Stanford University

Professor Robert Starks

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Cathy Cohen

James Thindwa

Dr. Cathy Cohen

Congressman Danny Davis

Congressman Bobby Rush

5:00PM-8:00PM

WORSHIP SERVICE
Family Christian Center
340 West 45th Street, Munster, IN

Pastor: Rev. Steve Munsey
Worship service and tribute to Rev. Jesse L. Jackson
All are invited to attend.

MONDAY, JULY 8, 2013

Chicago Hilton and Towers

7:00AM-5:00PM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

9:00AM-10:30AM

INTERNATIONAL PLENARY
Sponsored by: Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, Chairman, National Peace Forum
This session will focus on the impact of Africa as an emerging player in the global marketplace. Africa is a key to growth and peace in our interconnected world. The speakers for the day include leaders from South Africa, Nigeria, The Gambia, and Kenya.

Moderator:
Ambassador Howard Jeter, Former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Associate Administrator, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Panelists:
Emira Woods, Co-Director, Foreign Policy & Focus at the Institute of Policy Studies

Honorable T.W. Mchunu, MEC: Transport, Community Safety and Liaison/South Africa

Sponsor: Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, Con, Chairman, National Peace Forum

9:00AM-4:00PM

PUSH EXCEL COLLEGE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
An all day workshop designed to prepare students for careers in social justice. The workshop examines public policy, financial literacy, and government.

9:30AM-10:00AM

PRESS CONFERENCE

10:00AM-10:30AM

STATE OF EDUCATION ADDRESS
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President, PUSH Excel

Dr. Julianne Malveaux will present a “state of American education” message that will culminate with a conversation among educators, college and university presidents, deans, and administrators who will explore solutions to the current crisis in funding and access to high quality public education. Dialogue will focus on issues facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Parents Plus, and K-12 school reform.

10:30am-12:00PM

RESPONSE TO THE STATE OF EDUCATION ADDRESS

Moderator:
Dr. Donna Simpson Leak , Educator

Panelists:
Ben Jealous, President, NAACP

Dr. Robert Easter, President, University of Illinois

Dr. Wayne Watson, President, Chicago State University

Lezli Baskerville, President, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

Dr. Sonja Whitaker, Consultant & Motivational Speaker

Dr. Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Cheryl Hyman, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

Dr. Glenda Glover, President, Tennessee State University

Carlton E. Brown, Clark-Atlanta University

Robert Zimmer, President, University of Chicago

Wendell Mosby, Trustee, Prairie State College

M. Christopher Brown, President, Alcorn State University

12:00PM-2:00PM

PUSH EXCEL SPEED MENTORING LUNCHEON FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH CORPORATE PARTNERS
Sponsored by RR Donnelly

Corporate partners will include: Wells Fargo, Comcast, University of Chicago and Walgreens.

12:30PM-2:00PM

WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LUNCHEON: PAY EQUITY, ACCESS TO CAPITAL AND THE GENDER GAP IN CORPORATE AMERICA ROUNDTABLE

Moderator:
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Economist, Author & Political Commentator/President, PUSH for Excellence

Greetings:
Pat Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s Corporation

Honorable Lisa Madigan, Attorney General State of Illinois

Honorable Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana

Vuyiswa Tulelo, South African Consul General

Speakers:
Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization of Women (NOW)

Dr. Glenda Glover, President, Tennessee State University

Lezli Baskerville, President, National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)

Barbara Arnwine, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Co Chairs:
Dr. JoAnn Long, Community Activist and Radio Talk Show Host; First Lady Jamell Meeks, Salem Missionary Baptist Church; First Lady Robin Grant; First Lady Henrietta Leak; First Lady Priscilla Hatch; First Lady M. Anderson; First Lady Tara Jenkins; First Lady Margaret Acree; First Lady Lisa Livingston; First Lady Robyn Wilson; First Lady Pam White; Judge Bernetta Bush; Betty Magness; Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County; June Brown; Carolyn Curry; Cynthia King; Corita Mitchell; Hermene Hartman, Publisher, N’digo Magazine; and Ambassador Carol Mosely Braun.

Honorees:
Helen Hammond Redding, Senior Vice President, Illinois State Director, Citi Community Development

Adrienne Kellum McDay, First African American Female President of National Association of University and College Registrars

Monique Tarleton, First African American Female Director of Dept. of Protection Services, Field Museum of Chicago

Barbara Abrajano, Vice President, East West University

Dr. Vickie Chou, Retired Dean of College of Education, UIC

Josie Childs, Civic & Community Activist

Carolyn Curry, Civic & Community Activist

Participants:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Cheryl Pearson McNeil, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Relations, Nielsen

Marsha Villanueva McDermott, Diversity Specialist, RR Donnelley

2:30PM-4:00PM

TOYOTA SCHOLARS’ SEMINAR

2:30PM-4:00PM

DOING BUSINESS IN AFRICA
This workshop till provide a platform for speakers and delegates from across Africa and the US to discuss Africa’s 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. This forum will also provide an opportunity to outline US trade policy towards Africa.

Moderator:Oliver Kamazi, Continental Africa Chamber of Commerce

Panelists:
Honorable T.W. Mchunu, Continental Africa Chamber of Commerce

Africa Development Associates Group

Thomas Konditi, Chief Financial Officer, GE Africa

Government officials from Nigeria and Kenya

6:00PM-7:00PM

INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION
Sponsored by Coca-Cola

7:00PM-9:00PM

AN EVENING WITH PUSH EXCEL SCHOLARS
This event will highlight the work of PUSH Excel, salute PUSH Excel scholarship students, and introduce the 2013 scholarship recipients.

Remarks:Lieutenant Governor Shelia Simon, Chief Financial Officer, GE Africa

Entertainment:Chante Moor

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2013

Chicago Hilton and Towers

7:00AM-5:00PM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

7:30AM-9:30AM

LABOR BREAKFAST – STATE OF LABOR ROUNDTABLE
Now is the time for us to reinvest in America and put America back to work. This labor breakfast will feature international and local labor leaders as well as political and civil rights activists on advancing workers’ rights and changing the direction of economic policy to address the needs of America’s working men and women. We must restore the promise of democracy!

Speakers:
Mary Kay Henry, President, SEIU

D. Taylor, President, Unite Here

Thomas Villanova, President, Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trade Council

Amirul Haque Amin, President, National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF), Bangladesh

Andries Carl Nel, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development/South Africa

South Africa Consul General Tulelo

Remarks: Governor Pat Quinn, State of Illinois

9:30AM-10:30AM

PLENARY: COMBATING THE STATES’ RIGHTS AGENDA

9:30AM-10:00AM

PRESS CONFERENCE

10:00AM-12:00pM

DEMONSTRATION: THE GAP STORE , 555 N. MICHIGAN AVENUE
Join Rainbow PUSH and 60 other companies in solidarity for fire and building safety for factory workers in Bangladesh. Protest for international labor rights.

10:30AM-12:00PM

CLERGY LEADERSHIP & AFFILIATES: LEADERSHIP PUBLIC POLICY TRAINING INSTITUTE
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is pleased to present its first annual Public Policy Institute for Clergy during its annual convention. We are launching this initiative to provide faith leaders with strategies for engaging their faith-based communities in addressing issues and advocating for public policy changes.

Moderator:
Janice Mathis, Vice President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Participants:
Dr. Joseph Bryant, San Francisco

Rev. Charles McKenie, Tampa, FL

Dr. Tommy Lewis, Birmingham, AL

Bishop Tavis Grant, E. Chicago, IN

Dr. Freddie Haynes, Dallas, TX

Dr. Frank Thomas,

Attorney Jay Readey, Executive Director, Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Chicago)

12:00PM-2:00PM

MINISTERS’ LUNCHEON
Sponsored by The WORD Network
The luncheon will bring together spiritual leaders who make a difference in the lives of families that have been devastated by one of the most difficult periods in our economic his- tory. The session will also focus on church foreclosures and other issues facing our spiritual community. Clergy who lead the crusade for economic healing through faith, strategic planning and collective approaches will be recognized.

Host: Kevin Adell, CEO, The WORD Network

Speakers:
Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart, Christ Missionary Baptist Church

Bishop Noel Jones, City of Refuge Church

Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant, Empowerment Temple AME Church

Remarks:
Maurice Coleman, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jon Campbell, Executive Vice President, Head of Government and Community Relations, Wells Fargo

Rev. Al Sharpton

Special Guests:
Rev. DeAndre Patterson, Destiny Worship Center; Rev. Dr. Gerald Thomas, Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, NJ; Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas, Professor; Rev. Aaron J. McLeod, Esq, Community Liaison, VITAS; Dr. Reginald Jackson, Newark, NJ; Dr. Granger Browning, Ft. Washington, MD Dr. Lounne Rouse, New York, NY; Dr. Freddie Haynes, Dallas TX; Bishop Wiley Jackson, Atlanta, GA; Dr. Fred Favors Thompson, GA; Rev. Clifford Williams, Augusta, GA; Dr. Tommy Lewis, AL; Dr. Kevin Adams, TN; Bishop Mark Sandilands, TN; Bishop Wesley Davis, TN; Dr. Carl Johnson, FL; Dr. Joseph Bryant, CA; and Dr. Willie Gable, CA.

Honorees: Maurice Coleman, Senior Vice President, Global Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Pastor Corey Brooks

12:00PM-7:00PM

THE HIP HOP DILEMMA: MEDIA IMAGES OF BLACK CULTURE IN AMERICA
A One-Day Empowerment Conference within the 42nd Annual International Convention and Citizenship Education Fund that invites all Citizens of Hip Hop, entrepreneurs, artist, educators and activists to the table to discuss how to turn small business into big business, how to create and maintain a professional look, how to use political power to yield results, how to curb violence and how to work together to achieve greatness. Participants can expect to present their problems, pitfalls, experiences and solutions to industry experts and take part in business empowerment activities.

Participants:
Janie Jennings; Industry Works; Dorothy Leavell; Chicago Crusader; Hop Model Agency; Lamar Couture Man Wright; Mr. Suits; Mackenzie; Street Report Magazine; Bryant Thompson Owner, Red Level Entertainment; and F-Sharp.

2:30PM-4:00PM

PRISON OUTPOST WORKSHOP: DERAILING THE EDUCATION TO INCARCERATION PIPELINE
This workshop is designed to heighten the awareness of families and communities to the dangers inherent in the practices of today’s education community and how those practices set up Minority students to fail all the way to incarceration. We will also discuss issues facing incarcerated populations including phone rates, living conditions, the re-entry process, and access to legal aid.

Moderator: Vikki Muhammad, Prison Outpost Ministry

Panelists:
Randolph Stone Esq., Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Chicago

Rev. Harold E. Bailey, Founder & Director, Probation Challenge, Author of “The Criminal Just Us System”

Bennett Lee, Founder, National Alliance for the Empowerment of the Formerly Incarcerated (NAEFI)

Richard English, Former Warden/Author “Cook County Jail Warden’s Story”

Howard Saffold, , Founder & Director, Positive Anti-Crime-Thrust (P.A.C.T.), Former Chief of Security for Harold Washington

2:00PM-4:00PM

FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOP: WELLS FARGO/BANK OF AMERICA
A specially designed financial literacy workshop for minsters that will examine the issue of church foreclosures and offer investment strategies.

Speakers:
Maurice Coleman, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking, Bank of America

Bathsheba Draper, Housing Specialist

Wells Fargo:
Tyler Smith, Vice President, Wells Fargo REO Community Development

Russ Cross, Senior Vice President, Regional Director CLG Community Relations and Outreach

Marie Day-Hayes, Sr. Vice President, Regional Director CLG Community Relations & Outreach

Dewey Norwood, Manager, National Partnerships

Daniel Sweeney, Community Development Officer

2:30PM-4:00PM

FAIRNESS IN SPORTS ROUNDTABLE
Screening: “Game of Change”

Moderator: Robert Jordan, Anchor, WGN News

7:00PM-9:00PM

ATHLETIC BANQUET: LIFE BEYOND THE PLAYING FIELD
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition Sports Banquet this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the “Game of Change” by honoring the surviving team members of the 1963 game between Loyola University and Mississippi State University. Other banquet honorees, guest and participants include outstanding athletes and “game changers’ from the NCAA, NFL, WNBA, NBA, NASCAR, MLB, Boxing and the Jr. Olympics.

Honorees, Special Guests & Participants:
Floyd Keith, Former Executive Director Black Coaches/Administrators

DeMario Simmons, Attorney and Professor/Former Athlete

Myron Rolle, Former NFL Player/Rhodes Scholar, Medical School Student

Mississippi State University

Loyola University

Ryan Gifford, NASCAR Drive for Diversity

Sam Abrams, Detroit Tigers

Billy Anderson, Mississippi State 1963

Darian Barnes, Junior Olympic Champion

Stan Brinker, Mississippi State 1963

Swintayla Cash, WNBA

Rose Marie Gold, Mississippi State 1963

Elena Delle Donne, WNBA Rookie

John Egan, Loyola University 1963

Mary Egan, Loyola University 1963

Jerald Harkness, Loyola University1963

Sara Harkness, , Loyola University 1963

Howard Hemphill, Mississippi State 1963

Les Hunter, Loyola University 1963

Betty Hunter, Loyola University 1963

Dr. Richard Lapchick, Director of the Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sports

Wendy Lewis, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame

Bob Love, NBA Legend

Alex Martin, Boxer

Ron Miller, Loyola University 1963

Minnie Minoso, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame

Leland Mitchell, Mississippi State 1963

Don Posey, Mississippi State 1963

Richard Rochelle, Loyola University 1963

Carolyn Rochelle, Loyola University 1963

Sheryl Swoopes, WNBA Legend, USA Olympic Champion, Head Coach of the Women’s Loyola Ramblers

Herschel Walker, NFL Legend

Chuck Wood, Loyola University 1963

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013

Chicago Hilton and Towers

7:00AM-2:00PM

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

8:00AM-12:00 PM

HEALTH SCREENING
Complimentary Services: HIV Screening, Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Health Publications, Memory Screenings, Health Care Law Information, Stress Screening, Free Medical Benefits to Medicaid Recipients

Participants: Walgreens, Cook County Health and Hospital Systems, Social Security, RUSH Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Campaign for Better Health, American Cancer Society, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Black Nurses Association (Chicago Chapter), Health on Earth Wellness Center, Body Genesis Center, Youngevity, L.A. Fitness, Harmony Health Plan, Chiro One Wellness Center, University of Chicago Medicine, and University of Illinois School of Public Health

8:00AM-12:00AM

HEALTH DAY PANELS
Sponsored by Walgreens

8:00AM-9:15AM

PANEL 1: ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE & TRAUMA CENTERS
As the issue of violence continues to plague cities, access to health care and trauma centers must be examined closely. A group of trauma specialists and advocates will explore “violence as a public health issue” and its impact on urban landscapes. Hospital closings, service cuts, shifting resources and the impact of telecom and transportation systems will be discussed.

Moderator: Dr. Niva Lubin-Johnson

Panelists:
Dr. John Mundt, Clinical Psychologist, Jesse Brown VA Hospital

Dr. Lamar Hasbrouck, Director of Illinois Department of Public Health

Dr. Kim Williams, Chief of Cardiology, Wayne State University

Fred D. Hobby, President/CEO, Institute for Diversity in Health Management

9:30AM-10:45AM

PANEL 2: THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA)
The ACA panel will review this landmark legislation that implements comprehensive health insurance reforms that: expands coverage, holds insurance companies accountable, lowers health care costs, guarantees more choice and enhances the quality of care for all Americans. The panel will also discuss health care changes for entrepreneurs and small businesses, including: tax credits for small businesses, individual and employer mandates, exchanges, and insurance premium rates.

Moderator: Dr. Damon Arnold, Director of Public Health Graduate Program at Chicago State University

Panelists:
Elizabeth Lopez-Cepero, Associate Regional Administrator, Division of Medicare Health Plans Operations (Chicago)

Jim Duffett, Executive Director, Campaign for Better Health

Kevin Scanlan, President, Metropolitan Chicago HealthCare Council

Dr. James Comer, Professor of Child Psychology at Yale University

Charisee Witherspoon, President, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

10:15AM-12:15PM

PANEL 3: THE BUSINESS OF HEALTH CARE: UNTAPPED OPPORTUNITIES
This panel will examine the significant opportunities for job creation and business contracts for minority vendors. It will include successful minority suppliers and senior level purchasing executives from major health industry providers and suppliers.

Moderator: Michael Grace, President/CEO, Support Services Solutions Group LLC

Panelists:
Dr. Edward Hills, ICOO, The MetroHealth System

Per Wickstrom, CEO, Best Drug Rehabilitation and A Forever Recovery

Ron Michalak, Director of Resource Solutions, Metropolitan Chicago HealthCare Council

George Barnes, Founder/President/CEO, Heritage Optical Center & Heritage Vision Plans

Georgia W. Richardson, President & CEO, Broadline Medical, Inc.

Deborah Williams, Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, Premier Inc.

Cathy Mock, Director of Supplier Diversity, Cardinal Health

9:30AM-10:00AM

PRESS CONFERENCE

9:00AM-5:00PM

SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE

Panelists:
Mike Anguiano, CEO/Managing Partner, Supplier Capital Partners

Wy Livingston, President/CEO, Wystones World Teas

David Malone, Plant Manager, Systems Automotive Interiors

Terri E. McNally, President, Global Capital LTD

Sahron Castillo, President/CEO, SB Services Inc.

Chester A. Riddick, President/CEO, Alpha Enterprise Group

9:00AM-10:30AM

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE INTERNET TO STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES: HOW SIX COMMUNITY LEADERS ARE LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO PROMOTE EDUCATION, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND HEALTH
Presented by COMCAST
This panel will explore how community and business leaders are using the Internet to increase educational opportunities, confront persistent social challenges, and increase their impact. You will learn about programs, ideas, and tactics that you can take home and implement in your communities to make a difference.

Moderator:
Antonio Wiliams, Director, Government Affairs, Comcast Corporation

Panelists:
Dionne Baux, Program Office, LISC Chicago

Ricardo A. Estrada, MBA, Ed.D., Vice President, Education and Programs, Instituto Del Progreso Latino

Shari Runner, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Community Development, Chicago Urban League

Rev. Leslie Sanders, Senior Vice President, Community Relations, The Prairie Group Consulting, Inc.

Melody Spann Cooper, Chairman, Midway Broadcasting President, WVON

Guadalupe Martinez, Director of Career Pathways, Instituto Del Progreso Latino

10:30AM-12:00PM

THE WISE BLACK CONSUMER: MAKING OUR MONEY COUNT IN AMERICA
Presentations on the buying power of black consumers followed by a discussion on how wise consumers can leverage their billions in spending to generate beneficial relationships with Corporate America and black owned businesses.

Moderator: Ken Smikles, President/Founder, Target Market News

Panelists:
Marilyn Stephens, Marketing & Brand Strategist

Sherman Kizart, Managing Director, Kizart Media Partners

Maggie Anderson, author of “Our Black Year”

Cheryl Pierson McNeil, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Relations, Nielsen

12:30PM-2:30PM

BUSINESS LUNCHEON
Sponsored by Coca-Cola

Keynote Speakers:
John Rogers Jr., Ariel Investments LLC

Bill Morrison, President, Northern Trust Bank

James Lowry, Boston Consulting Group

Remarks:
Governor Pat Quinn, State of Illinois

Participants:
Maurice Coleman, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Georgette Dixon, Wells Fargo; Emmett Vaughn, Director, Diverse Business Empowerment, Exelon Corporation; Joyce Tucker, Boeing; Pat Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s Corporation; Lorrie Saunders, Safeway Dominick’s; Monica Guillory, RR Donnelly; and Cheryl Pierson McNeil, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Relations, Nielsen; Jim Reynolds, Chairman/CEO, Loop Capital; and Sheila Hill-Morgan

Honorees:
Ingrid Saunders-Jones, Senior Vice President Global Community Connections, Coca-Cola

Edward T. Welburn, Jr., Vice President of Global Design, General Motors

Chief Edwin Kiagbodo Clark, OFR, Con, Chairman, National Peace Forum

Richard C. Thomas, T&T Foods

Gus Rickette, Owner, Uncle Remus Chicken

2:30PM-4:00PM

HEALTH & NUTRITION WORKSHOP: PROPER NUTRITION & WELLNESS
Sponsored by Coca-Cola
This 90-minute session will focus on healthy eating habits and overall healthy living. Often times we use food to address our moods; we eat when we’re happy, sad, depressed, stressed, etc. These professionals will reveal why that does more damage than good.

Moderator: Janice Mathis, Vice President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Panelists:
Norma Rixter, Fitness Expert

Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, MS, DS, LD, NCSF

Dr. Solomon Liburd, Body Geneses Center

Robert Beck, R&D Chemist/Health Educator

2:30PM-4:00PM

ACCESS TO CAPITAL

Moderator: Martin L. King, Chairman, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Panelists:
Maurice Coleman, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Fred McClendon, Northern Trust

Ronald J. Atkins, Vice President/Area Manager, JPMorgan Chase

Sterling Sullivan, Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, Northern Trust Bank

Joseph Kennedy, Assistant Vice President/Small Business Banking Officer, Retail Banking Division BMO Harris Bank

2:30PM-4:00PM

HOSPICE BASICS AND END OF LIFE CARE LEGAL PLANNING WORKSHOP
Sponsored by Vitas

Moderator: Aaron McLeod, JD, M. Div

Panelists:
Terry Green, M. Div.

Dr. Kimberly Battle-Miller, Dr. Kimberly Battle-Miller, MS

Ronald Walker, M. Div.