Rainbow/PUSH Coalition & Citizenship Education Fund Annual Conference

 

 

 

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"2004: A YEAR OF CRITICAL CHOICES FOR INCLUSION AND GROWTH"

Schedule of Events*

 
 

Time & Location

Saturday, June 26, 2004

 
 
 8:30a.m. ~ 10:00a.m.
RPC National Headquarters
Trade Bureau Meeting
Shell Oil Company
Franchising and Procurement
10:00a.m ~ 11:30a.m.
RPC National Headquarters

Morning Broadcast

 12:00p.m. ~ 5:00p.m.
RPC National Headquarters
Youth Voter Registration Drive
Hip Hop Fusion
 12:00p.m. ~ 1:30p.m.
RPC National Headquarters

Workshop
Graffiti Art

Moderator:
Jamie Sevier

Panelists:

Slang
Aerosal
Dwell
Static

 2:00p.m. ~ 4:00p.m.
RPC National Headquarters

Hip Hop Event
Spoken Word Slam
Party with a Purpose – Join this group of poets and activists who will inspire, challenge and engage others through the spoken word.

Poets:
Black Ice
Georgia Me
Lamar Manson
LaDonna Ray, LaDonna Ray Entertainment

Contestants: Adults and Juniors

 2:00p.m. ~ 6:00p.m.
RPC National Headquarters
Reunion Bar-B-Que
 4:00p.m. ~ 5:00p.m.
RPC National Headquarters

Demonstration / Competition
Break Dancing

 7:00p.m. ~ 10:00p.m.
Griffin Gallery
372 W. Ontario

Rainbow PUSH/Def Poetry/Griffin Gallery

Reception

Griffin Gallery
372 W. Ontario

   

Time

Sunday, June 27, 2004

 
 
 11:00a.m. ~ 4:00p.m.
Conference Registration
11:30a.m ~ 1:30p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-5

Plenary Session Running Back to Back
Leadership Meeting
20th Anniversary of the Rainbow Coalition and the Run for President

Co-Chairs:
Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
State Senator Barack Obama

Senator John Edwards
Governor Howard Dean
Congressman Richard Gephardt
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Corrine Brown
Mr. Marc Morial, President, National Urban League

1:30p.m ~ 2:00p.m.
PARLOR C
National Press Conference
2:30p.m ~ 4:30p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-5
Africa Diaspora Forum 2004
“Reconnecting, Collaborating, Empowerment, and the Way Forward”

Panelists:
Mr. Luiz Alberto Silva dos Santos, House of Representatives, Brazil
The Honorable Edity Ssampala, Ambassador of Uganda
The Honorable George Obiozor, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States
Mr. Luiz Barcelos, Executive Director, Inter-Agency Consultation on Race in Latin
America, Inter-American Dialogue, Brazil
Mr. Lee Jasper, Policy Director (Equalities and Policing), Mayor’s Office, London, England
The Honorable Sharon Webster, Member of Parliament, Jamaica
Mr. Patrick S. Woodtor, President, Africa International House
The Honorable Daniel Ngwepe, Consular for Political Affairs, Embassy of South Africa

7:00p.m ~ 10:00p.m.
Civic Opera House

Concert & Awards Ceremony
Cook, Dixon and Young, Formerly of the Three Mo� Tenors  will be performing in concert on Sunday, June 27th at the Lyric Opera House.  Tickets are available through Ticket Master or at the Lyric Box Office 312-419-0033Cook, Dixon & Young
(Formerly of the Three Mo’ Tenors)
Civic Opera House

Honoring Retired Military Service Personnel

Tickets are available through Ticket Master or at the
Civic Box Office 312-419-0033

 
 

Time

Monday, June 28, 2004

 
 
 7:00a.m. ~ 6:00p.m.
Conference Registration
 7:00a.m. ~ 2:00p.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVEL
Art Auction
 7:00a.m. ~ 2:00p.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVEL
Art Spoke Exhibit
8:00a.m ~ 10:00a.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7

Ministers and Board of Directors Breakfast
“Health is Wealth”: The Theology of Health and Financial Stewardship

The church continues to play a pivotal role in developing the “whole man”. During this keynote address, Reverend Dr. Major Jemison will share the importance of the church taking a lead role with affecting change in the faith based community by illuminating biblical instructions on health and financial stewardship.

Praise and Worship: Wardlaw Brothers, Atlanta, GA

Keynote: Reverend Dr. Major Jemison, President of Progressive National Baptist Convention

Presiding:
Reverend Stephen J. Thurston, President of National Baptist Convention of America

Program Participants:
Reverend Melvin Von Wade, President of National Baptist Convention of America,
Reverend. State Senator James T. Meeks, EVP of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
Bishop H. Williamson, President of 9th Episcopal District CME
Reverend Valerie Daniels-Carter
Bishop William Cousins
Bishop William Ellis
Reverend Lucious Hall
Reverend Clay Evans,
Bishop Larry Trotter
Reverend Marshall Hatch, National Ministers Director, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

10:00a.m ~ 4:00p.m.
MICHIGAN A&B
SUPERIOR A&B
Exhibit

One Thousand Churches Connected Viewing Room

During this miniature exhibit of finance and health partners, look forward to receiving invaluable information, tools, screenings and nice gifts. Meet and greet the partners who support the finance and health ministries in our churches.
10:30a.m ~ 12:00p.m.
MISSOURI

Plenary Session
Personal Financial Services

World renowned author, and motivational speaker, Lee Jenkins will share the importance of us examining the scriptures to understand the importance of personal financial management. In this session investment, asset protection, and debt elimination strategies will be shared.

Keynote: Mr. Lee Jenkins, CEO Economic Evangelism, Inc

Moderator: Reverend Melvin Von Wade, President of the National Missionary Baptist Convention

Panelists:
Reverend Dr. Major Jemison, President of Progressive National Baptist Convention
Reverend Stephen J. Thurston, President of National Baptist Convention of America
Reverend James T. Meek, EVP of Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
Bishop Henry Williamson
Mr. Eugene White (New York Life)
Mr. Reggie Brandveen (Freddie Mac)
Mr. Paul Jordan (Citigroup)
Mr. Reginald Mason, Solomon Investment Group

10:30a.m ~ 12:00p.m.
HURON ROOM

Plenary Session
Images in Media: The Criminalization of the Hip Hop/Rap Generation
“Discussion on how Hip Hop has become synonymous with thuggery and crime”

Moderator:
Mr. Allan Johnson, Chicago Tribune

Panelist:

Black Ice
Attorney Heather Nelson, Heather Nelson Law Firm
Mr. T.J. Armour, V.I.P. Video
Mike Love and The Diz, Disc Jockey’s, WGCI FM, Chicago, IL
Ms. Ibi Cole, ISM Sound

12:00p.m ~ 2:00p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7

Womans Luncheon

M.C.’s:
Cheryl Burton and Karen Jordan, ABC 7

Keynote Speaker: Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Special Guests:
Shoshana Johnson, Retired United States Military
Michelle Obama, University of Chicago

12:00p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
ARKANSAS
Youth Workshop

Banking On Our Future

This workshop will serve as a catalyst of empowerment by exposing youth to their potential financial future by emphasizing four key points. Basic of banking, checking and savings account, power of credit and basic investment. Participants will gain information via a mathematics-based, skill-building, worksheet driven financial literacy curriculum.
2:30p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
OHIO

Concurrent Session
Political Theology: Our Faith, Our Vote

Reverend State Senator James T. Meeks will examine the biblical origin of government with special emphasis on strategies to engage congregational participation in this non-partisan effort to enfranchise those who have been left in the margins of the electoral process. In this session the faith based community will be inspired to participate in the establishment of direction for our communities through understanding the connection between “Our Faith and Our Vote”.

Keynote: Reverend State Senator James T. Meeks, EVP, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Moderator: Reverend Dr. Major Jemison, President of the Progressive National Baptist Convention

Invited Guest:
Reverend Melvin Von Wade, President of National Missionary Baptist Convention
Bishop Henry Williamson, President of the 9 th Episcopal District CME
Bishop William Ellis
Reverend Dr. David Frenchak, President, SCUPE

2:30p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
MAYFAIR

Plenary Session
Criminal Justice Issues and the Death Penalty: Current Trends

Moderator: Attorney Tracy K. Rice, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Panelists:
Ms. Alice Kim,
Reverend Helen St. Clair
Mr. Rob Warden, Executive Director, Center on Wrongful Convictions

2:30p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-5

Concurrent Session
African American Women and HIV / AIDS

In this session Dean Taylor, Director of Women Services for the Core Center and J.L. King, author/researcher of “Down – Low Brothers” will share alarming information related to the systemic contributing factors for the fastest growing population of newly infected HIV/AIDS incidents with African American women.

Moderator: Ms. Deborah Crable, Journalist, TV20

Speakers:
J.L. King, author/researcher of “Down – Low Brothers”
Dean Taylor, Director of Women Services for the Core Center

Invited Guests:
Peggy Riggins, RPh, Founder of Association of Women Pharmacists
Dr. Lorraine Cole, National Black Women’s Health Imperative
Ms. Ida Byther-Smith, AID’s Educator & Motivational Speaker

4:00p.m ~ 6:00p.m.
MISSISSIPPI

Plenary Session
The Political Maturation of the Hip Hop Generation

“Discussing the recent Hip Hop Political Convention and the political agenda of the Hip Hop Generation”

Moderator: Mr. Maze Jackson, 21 st Century Democrats

Panelists:
Ms. Tara Martin, National Chairwoman, Minority Caucus of Young Democrats of America
Mr. T.J. Crawford, Xtrememe Marketing
Mr. Damon Smith, Professor, Columbia College
Rappn Tate, DA Great
Kingdom

7:00p.m ~ 10:00p.m.
CHRIST UNIVERSAL TEMPLE

The Stella Tribute to Reverend Clay Evans Gospel Explosion & Awards Concert

M.C.:
Holla - Gospel Comedians
Darius Brooks & SDM
Vicky Winans
Darryl Coley
Rainbow/PUSH Mass Choir

 
 

Time

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

 
 
7:00a.m. ~ 6:00p.m.
Conference Registration
7:00a.m. ~ 2:00p.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVEL
Art Auction
9:00a.m. ~ 2:00p.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVEL
Art Spoke Exhibit
7:30a.m. ~ 9:30a.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7
International Labor Breakfast
“The State of Labor”

Speakers:

The Honorable John F. Kerry, United States Senator, Massachusetts
Mr. John Wilhelm, International President, H.E.R.E.
Mr. John Coli, President, Teamsters Joint Council 25, Chicago
Mr. Roger Toussaint, President, Transport Workers Union
The Honorable John Conyers, United States Congressman, Michigan
The Honorable Richard Durbin, United States Senator, Illinois
Mr. William Lucy, AFSCME, President, National Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
10:00a.m. ~ 11:30a.m.
MICHIGAN A

Planary Session
The Wal*Mart Factor: Dumbing Down the American Economy

Moderator:
Robert Borosage, Co-Executive Director of Campaign for America’s Future

Panelists:
Congressman Richard Gephardt
Ms. Rosetta Brown, Worker, Sam’s Club Wal*Mart
Mr. Glen Ford, Writer, The Black Commentator
Mr. Charles Lester, CA
Mr. Reginald Williams, Trinity United Church of Christ
Alderman Freddrenna Lyle, 6th Ward Chicago, IL
Mr. Bill McDonna, United Food and Commercial

10:00a.m. ~ 11:30a.m.
MICHIGAN B

Planary Session
Latinos & Blacks: Working on a Common Agenda in Sports


Moderator: Mr. Julio Pabon, Latino Sports Initiative

Panelists:
Mr. Harold Mendes, Latino Sports Initiative
Ms. Karen Hudson, Chair, National Football League Hispanic Task Force
Mr. Sam Berrios, Director of Scouting College Sports Association Prep Star
Mr. Joe Brown, President, Sports Perspectives International

10:00a.m ~ 12:00p.m.
SUPERIRO A&B

Plenary Session
Disparities in Health Care

In this session we will discuss the roles and responsibility the public and private sector have toward eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities.

Moderator:Mr. John Davis

Panelist:
Dr. Dwight E. Jones, CEO, Amerigroup Corporation
Dr. Clyde Evans, VP, Association of Academic Health Centers
Dr. Brian Smedley, Study Director, Institute of Medicine
Congressman Danny K. Davis, Illinois 7 th District
Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Michigan, 14 th District
Dr. Eric Whittaker
Dr. Larry Goodman
Dr. Rosemary Sokas
Dr. Quentin Young
Congresswoman Donna Christian-Christensen
Dr. Richard Levy
State Senator Donne Trotter

10:00a.m ~ 11:00a.m.
ARKANSAS

Workshop
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace – A Tutorial from the EEOC

Moderator:Ms. Julianne Bowman, EEOC

Panelist:
Ms. Mary Manzo, Supervisory ADR Coordinator, Chicago District Office, US EEOC
Mr. Rey Gonzalez, Vice President of Diversity, Exelon Corporation
Ms. Joyce Tucker, Vice President Global Diversity, Compliance & Policy Administration, The Boeing Company
Mr. Richard Gross, Director of Personnel Relations, Ford Motor Company

11:00a.m. ~ 12:00p.m.
ARKANSAS

Advocating for Equality and Legal Business Opportunities

Speaker: The Honorable Dennis W. Archer, President, American Bar Association

Moderator:
Attorney Janice Mathis, VP & Executive Director, Rainbow PUSH Peachtree Street Project

Panelists:
Congressman John Conyers, Congressman 14 th Congressional District, Michigan
Reverend Dr. Attorney Janette Wilson, First Baptist Congregation
Mr. Jason, Brown, NAMWOLF
Ms. Joy V. Cunningham, President, Chicago Bar Association

11:00a.m ~ 3:00p.m.
COLORADO

Youth Workshop
Oratorical Competition

During this session the audience will be dazzled by our youth as they showcase their immense talent through the medium and power of eloquent verbal persuasion.

12:00p.m ~ 2:00p.m.

SHERATON BALLROOM1-5

Sports Luncheon - Motor sports and NCAA

Keynote Speakers:
Mr. George Pyne, Vice President of Marketing, NASCAR

Mr. Sam Belnavis, Owner, NASCAR Series Team
Mr. Bill Lester, Driver, Kraftsman Busch Series
Mr. Dave Duerson, President, Duerson Foods
Mr. Len Miller, Miller Racing
Mr. Stan Proctor, Quarter Masters Drag Racing

Invited:
Mr. Tyrone Willingham, Head Football Coach, Notre Dame University
2:00p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
OHIO
Workshop
Jobless Recovery
2:00p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
SUPERIOR B
GE Financial Services Plenary – Co-Hosted by A.B.L.E., Atlanta Life
North Carolina Mutual

"Executive Leadership to Drive Change--the GE Leadership Model"

Mr. Arthur Harper, CEO and President, GE Equipment Services
Mr. Louis Parker, CEO and President, Commercial Insurance, GE Insurance
Mr. Ronald Brown, CEO, Atlanta Life
Ms. Deb Elam, GE Diversity Leader
2:00p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
MICHIGAN A

Plenary Session
Inspirational Hip Hop

Moderator: Darryl King, WYCA 106.3 FM, Hammond, IN

Panelists:
Mr. Carey Kelly, Recording Artist
Mr. Randall Scot Blakely, GI Praise Ministries

2:00p.m ~ 5:00p.m.
MISSOURI

Workshop
Waste Management
Trash Talk: Doing Business With Waste Management Information / Procurement

Mr. Carlton Yearwood, Vice President, Business Ethics, Staffing and Chief Diversity Officer, Waste Management
Mr. Bradley J. Holcomb Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, Waste Management
Ms. Elizabeth “Betty” Banks, Director Supplier Diversity, Waste Management
Ms. Lee Addleman, Business Service Director, Waste Management

2:30p.m ~ 4:00p.m.
MISSOURI

Plenary Session

Professional Sports Teams: What are Their Responsibilities to the Minority Community

Moderator:
Mr. Joseph C. Brown, Sports Perspectives Initiative

Panelists:
Ms. Dana London, Transition Teams
The Honorable Lonnie Bates, Council Member, Detroit
Ms. Wendy Lewis, Vice President, Major League Baseball

3:00p.m ~ 5:00p.m.
MISSISSIPPI
Plenary Session
Business of Hip Hop

Focus on the business of Hip Hop and political, social and economic pressures of the industry

Moderator: Enrico Mowat, Vibe Magazine

Panelists:
Mr. Pierre Cooper, Owner, COOP’s Records
Mr. Derrick Parker, Hip Hop Cop (NY)
Mr. Dasun Allah, Reporter, Village Voice (NY Newspaper)
Mr. Corey Bradford, Owner, CK Plus One Marketing
Ms. Rita Lee, New Face Entertainment
Mr. Alan Cole, Regional Director, J Records

4:00p.m ~ 6:00p.m.
ARKANSAS
Board Meetings RPC/CEF/PUSH EXCEL
5:00p.m ~ 7:00p.m.

GE Reception – BY INVITATION ONLY
OFF SITE

7:00p.m ~ 9:00p.m.
RESKIN THEATER
60 East Balbo Street

Sports Town Hall Meeting – DePaul University, Downtown Campus
The Merrill Reskin Theater, 60 East Balbo Street

Recruiting and Academics: The Responsibilities of Colleges and Universities to the Student Athelet

Moderator:
Bill Rhoden, New York Times

Panelists:
Mr. Paul Hewett, Head Basketball Coach, Georgia Tech University
Mr. Floyd A. Keith, Executive Director, Black Coaches Association
Dr. Myles Brand, President , NCAA
Ms. Vivian Stringer, Head Basketball Coach, Rutgers University
Mr. Tyrone Willingham, Head Football Coach, Notre Dame University
Mr. Richard Lapchick, Director Emeritus, Center for the Study of Sport in Society

 
 

Time

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

 
 
7:00a.m. ~ 6:00p.m.
Conference Registration
7:00a.m. ~ 3:00p.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVE
Art Auction
9:00a.m. ~ 3:00p.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVE
Art Spoke Exhibit
8:00a.m. ~ 10:00a.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7
Business Breakfast

M.C.
Don Lemon, NBC 5

Keynote
:
Mr. Howard Schultz, Chairman and Chief Global Strategist, Starbuck’s Coffee Company

Moderator:
Attorney Martin L. King, Chairman of the Board, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Speaker:
Mr. Clyde Rucker, Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff, Burger King Corporation
Mr. Gerry Fernandez, President, Multicultural Food and Hospitality Alliance
Ms. Michele Hoskins, CEO, Michele Foods, Inc
Mr. Don Fitzgerald, Vice President, Marketing, Dominick’s

10:00a.m. ~ 11:45a.m.
MICHIGAN A

Town Hall Meeting
To Be Counted
This session will be debating; People Meters versus the Diary System, when counting people for the Television Arbitron Ratings.

10:15a.m. ~ 11:45a.m.
MICHIGAN B

Plenary Session

National Minority Supplier Development Council: Understanding the Auction Process,
Current Shifts in Procurement Spend, Survival Skills for the WMBE: Benefits of Certification with NMSDC

This session will explore shifting business strategies when dealing with the corporate Sector as opposed to government; he realities of procurement spend and understanding core Commodity areas; the importance of acquisitions and strategic alliances; and sustaining your business in a down economy

Moderator:
Tracye Smith, Director, Chicago Minority Business Development Council

Panelist:
Ms. Janice Greene, Supplier Management & Procurement – Supplier Diversity Manager, Boeing Commercial Airplane
Ms. Pat Hanes, Manager – Corporate Supplier Diversity, International Truck and Engine
Mr. George Peters, Supplier Diversity Manager, Exelon Corporation
Ms.Brinda Bradley, Supplier Diversity Manager, Bank One

10:15a.m. ~ 11:45a.m.
SUPERIOR A

Workshop
Franchise Opportunities

Moderator:
Attorney Martin L. King, Chairman of the Board, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Panelists:
Mr. David Boone, Franchise Owner, Quiznos
YOM, Pizza Hut/Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken
Ms. Lynette McKee, Director of U.S. Franchising, Burger King
Mr. John Kujuawa, Vice President of Franchising, McDonald’s Corporation
Mr. Russ Simmons, Multi-Site Operator, Shell Oil Company
Mr. Bill Shack - Dealer Principal, Shack-Findlay Honda

10:15a.m. ~ 11:45a.m.
SUPERIOR B

Plenary Session
Venture Capital Funding: Capitalizing Your Business

This year we want you to learn how you can earn YOUR piece of the pie. Receive hard-hitting advice from a panel of experienced business and corporate finance professionals, including tips on corporate partnering, finding angels, outsourcing, alternative financing, valuation, due diligence, and proven negotiation tactics. Learn inside secrets of how to make initial contacts, how long it takes to close a deal, and most common reasons venture capitalists decline to invest in companies. Join us as we teach you everything you need to take your business to the next level.

Moderator:
John Boone, GreatIdeas, LLC

Panelists:
Venture – Charles Sheffield, Carthage Venture Partners
Legal – Issac Vaughn, WSG&R
Venture – Djena Graves, ICV Capital Partners
Venture – Stephen Davis, Vista Equity
Entrepreneur – Charles L. Moore, CEO, Acendi Systems Company

12:00p.m. ~ 2:00p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7

Business Luncheon
Access to Capital Luncheon

M.C.
Don Lemon, NBC 5

Speakers:
Mr. James Bell, Executive Vice President & CFO, Boeing Company
Mr. Eugene E. Norris, Chairman, Ohio State Teacher’s Retirement System
Ms. Valerie Jarrett, Chairman, Chicago Stock Exchange
Mr. Karl E. White, Executive Director, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Pension Fund
Attorney Martin L. King, Chairman of the Board, Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Ms. Hermene Hartman, N’Digo
Col. Frank Francois
Roxanne

2:00p.m. ~ 4:00p.m.} MICHIGAN A

Theatrical Play
The PUSH Excel Playaz

The Struggle Continues; The History of Black Folks performed by Kozminski Chicago Public School students. A mesmerizing production that traces the history of Africans and Africans in America beginning in 3500 B.C. up through the assassination of Fred Hampton. Featuring a soundtrack that is a cross between hip-hop, jazz, reggae, club and big band.

2:30p.m. ~ 4:30p.m.
MICHIGAN B

Plenary
“2004 Economic Outlook: Highlights on trends that effect today’s economy and pension investments”

To inform the audience and have an open dialog on the current market trends, while highlighting opportunities that may give a greater return on investment.

Moderator:
Ms. Lisa James, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Panelists:
Mr. Karl E. White, Executive Director, Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority
Mr. Eugene Norris, Chairman, Ohio State Teacher’s Retirement System
Mr. Albert Grace, President, Loop Capital Markets
Mr. Obie McKenzie, Managing Director, Public Funds, America’s Regions, Merrill Lynch
Mr. Jason Tyler, Senior Vice President, Portfolio Management, Ariel Capital

2:30p.m. ~ 4:30p.m.
SUPERIOR A

Workshop
"The Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion"

This workshop concerns the growth and change of diversity and inclusion, expecially Post 9/11. How are companies managing the workplace concerns surrounding the current economic climate, continuing mergers and acquisitions, Gay-Lesbian Bi-Transgender and Patriot Act ramifications, as well as the communication challenges Surrounding Baby-Boomers, X-ers and Y generation employees.

Moderator:
Ms. Roger Carole Rogers, Principal, Houston-Rogers Consulting, Inc.

Panelist:
Ms. Sandy Van Gilder, Bank One
Ms. Suzette Webb, United Airlines
Dr. Sonja Bebb, Northwestern Medical Center

5:00p.m. ~ 7:00p.m.
OHIO

Reception

Southern Region
8:00p.m. ~ 10:00p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7

Anheuser Busch Grand Party and Entertainment

Food and Beverages to be served
Mozidica Jazz and R&B group

   

Time

Thursday, July 1, 2004

   
7:00a.m. ~ 12:00p.m.
Conference Registration
7:00a.m. ~ 10:00a.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVEL
Art Auction
7:00a.m. ~ 10:00a.m.
PROMENADE BALLROOM LEVEL
Art Spoke Exhibit
8:00a.m. ~ 10:00p.m.
SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7

Education Breakfast and Town Hall
Parent Power for Excellence: Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education So That No Child is Left Behind

Join us for the Jubilee anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education case where we will honor the original Brown plaintiffs. During this session our distinguished speakers will also discuss the challenges we face today and the aftermath of Brown in higher and public education around the nation.

Moderator:
Dr. Charles Ogletree, Professor, Harvard School of Law

Panelists:
Dr. William H. Cosby, Jr. , Educator
The Honorable Greg Mathis, Chairman of the Board, PUSH Excel
Mr. Michael Scott, President, Chicago School Board
Mr. Arne Duncan, Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Public Schools
Title One Parent Group

10:00a.m. ~ 12:00p.m.

Art Auction
The PUSH Excel Art Class will be hosting an auction of different forms of art.

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to creativity. Don’t miss this student art auction featuring beautiful art from Project S.O.A.R. (Schools Offering Academic Resources). You will be pleasantly surprised.

10:30a.m. ~ 11:30a.m.
MICHIGAN B

Youth Workshop
Sista to Sista / Boys to Men

Come join us for an open discussion where we will KEEP IT REAL about issues that are important to youth.

10:30a.m. ~ 11:30a.m.
SUPERIOR B

Youth Workshop
“Forces of Flight”
“How do things fly? Understanding the Forces of Flight” How to prepare for the Workforce of the future… Join Boeing technical leaders to learn about the forces of flight. The Boeing team will guide you through fun hands-on experiments that will show you how the forces of flight (gravity, lift, drag and thrust) work, and how engineers and scientists have worked to understand and work with those forces. We will also focus the technical workforce of the future and what you need to do today to be part of it. Recommended age groups are 8-12 years of age. However, all are welcome!

12:00p.m. ~ 2:00p.m.

SHERATON BALLROOM 1-7

Ora Lee Sanders Youth Scholarship Luncheon

Speaker:
Mr. William Jefferson Clinton, Former President of the United States of America

Coca Cola
New York Life
Toyota
McDonald’s
AT&T

2:00p.m. ~ 4:00p.m.
SUPERIOR B

Workshop
DJ’ng and Hip Hop


“Exploring the phenonmenon of DJ’s in Hip Hop”

2:30p.m. ~ 3:30p.m.
MISSISSIPPI
Resolution Session and Conference Closing
 4:00p.m.
PARLOR C
Closing Press Conference
 
 

 


*Subject to change