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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio To Join Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. In A Fireside Chat

February 20, 2019




New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio To Join Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. In A Fireside Chat

At 22nd Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Scholarship Gala Thursday, February 21st


Join Percy “Master P” Miller, Rev. Al Sharpton, Susan L. Taylor, Ed Gordon, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congressman Gregory W. MeeksCEO & COO Ariel Investments John W. Rogers  & others


WHAT:          The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund host the 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit.  The theme is400 Years Later: Closing the Wealth Gap, Expanding Opportunity.” 


Day 2 features a fireside chat with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. discussing bridging the wealth gap, AMAZON - What Went Wrong? and the presidential campaign. The day will also include a conversation with Thomas Moriarty, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, General Counsel, CVS Health and sessions on the state of black economy; supplier diversity opportunities; investing in Africa and globally; the Business of Hip-Hop; and more.


WHO:           Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Founder/President, Rainbow PUSH Coalition & The Wall Street Project

                      New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio

Percy “Master P” Miller, Hip-Hop mogul

Ed Gordon, author and award-winning journalist

Lalah Hathaway, singer/song writer

Reverend Al Sharpton, President and CEO, National Action Network

Susan L. Taylor, Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emerita, Essence Magazine

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee

Thomas Moriarty, Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer, General Counsel, CVS Health

                      Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Janice Mathis, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks – Sr. Member - House Committee on Financial Services and Sr. Member - House Foreign Affairs Committee

John W. Rogers, Jr., CEO and CIO, Ariel Investments


*See agenda for full list


WHEN:          Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019


WHERE:       The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel | 811 7th Avenue - 3rd Floor New York, NY 10019 

PRESS:          Must RSVP to assistant@ariellewren.com to attend

                        MEDIA OFFICE | Carnegie Suite East, 3rd Floor | Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                        PRESS BRIEFING| Riverside Suite, 3rd Floor | Thurs., Feb. 21| 9:30 a.m.

                        FIRESIDE CHAT with Mayor de Blasio | New York Ballroom West, 3rd Floor

                        | Thurs., Feb. 21| 7:00 PM


To register, visit: www.RainbowPUSHWallStreetProject.org or call (646) 569-5889



Media Contact:

Michelle A. Pascal, michelle@ariellewren.com, 917.715.3649

Nicole Newsum, assistant@ariellewren.com, 646.642.3097

Renée E. Warren, renee@ariellewren.com, 646.344.2630