It has already been a very active year and its only the last day of January. I had stated last year that the winds of change were near. Hope you all heeded that. This February Rev. Jesse Jackson will be celebrating his 20th year of the Wall Street Economic Summit. There will be a review on what measure the summit has affected change in the areas of inequality in business, civil rights, the workplace and many other things in reference to urban cities and African Americans. The Summit will also serve as platform in the creation of a roadmap in obtaining success on the myriad of issues that concern not only African Americans but all races.
This will be a very important gathering based upon the climate that is evolving in the country. Take a look at the panels and speakers and make sure you are there!!
Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 20th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit
Celebrates 20 Years: Strengthening & Redefining Inclusion and Equality in the Corporate Marketplace
Speakers include CNBC Contributor Contessa Brewer, Black Enterprise CEO Earl G. (Butch) Graves & Award-Winning Journalist and Host Ed Gordon | Wednesday, February 15 — Friday, February 17, 2017
(New York, NY) January 18, 2017 – The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund will host the 20thAnnual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, February 15 – February 17, 2017 at The Grand Hyatt New York, 120 E. 42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal in New York City. The Wall Street Project Economic Summit, “Celebrating 20 Years: Strengthening and Redefining Inclusion and Equality in the Corporate Marketplace” will feature sessions on technology, finance, sports, generational diversity, and will offer a report card reviewing and grading the progress of the past 20 years.
The Wall Street Project’s Economic Summit brings entrepreneurs, corporate executives and the nation’s political leadership together to increase business and employment opportunities for minorities.
“We’re looking to explore the two decades of progress and where do we go from here,” says Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and organizer of the Wall Street Project, “we have accomplished a tremendous amount over the past twenty years – however, as we enter a new political landscape, we need to stay at the table to ensure true diversity is met”
Highlights of the three-day Summit
A few Honorary Chairs will also speak during the summit. Those that will be speaking include:
- The Honorable Charles E. Schumer, U. S. Senator, New York
- The Honorable Charles Rangel, U.S. Representative D-NY 13th District
- The Honorable Scott M. Stringer, Comptroller, City of New York
- The Honorable Kurt Summers, Treasurer, City of Chicago, Illinois
The Wall Street Project & Black Enterprise Luncheon Diversity Report Card: The 20-year Report Card will be presented. Mr. Earl G. “Butch” Graves, president and CEO, Black Enterprise and CNBC Contributor Ms. Contessa Brewer will be the Master and Mistress of Ceremonies, respectively, as guests hear from keynote speaker Ms. Joset Wright-Lacey, President, National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) and honor Mr. Emmett T. Vaughn, Director of the Office of Diverse Business, Exelon Corporation and Mr. Dennis Carey, Vice Chairman, Co-Leader of the Board Services Practice, Korn Ferry.
Wall Street Project PUSH Tech 2020 an evening of live demonstrations from companies developing great technology in New York City and the tri-state area. Co-Founders of Silicon Harlem, Mr. Clayton Banks and Mr. Bruce Lincoln will facilitate.
Education Day a day-long program for middle and high school students to introduce them to opportunities and careers in finance, retail, entrepreneurship, and technology.
The Next Generation of Athlete Dealmakers: Many athletes are often unprepared for their financial futures and are not always provided with appropriate guidance regarding investments, planning and financial security. Ms. Janet Derrick, Certified NFL Financial Advisor, Mr. Duane Kinnon, President and CEO, The Kinnon Group, Ms. Adrienne Lawrence, ESPN Legal Analyst, and Mr. Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President Football Operations, as well as others, will explore productive paths for sports figures as entrepreneurs, corporate executives, philanthropists, and community leaders during this discussion.
Generational Diversity: Hip Hop and Millennials: Participants will discuss next steps and lucrative possibilities in innovation and global inclusion. Included among the panelists are Scarface, Hip-Hop Artist/Activist and Mr. Rasheed Wallace, Retired NBA Player, moderated by Ms. Crystal I. Berger, Affiliates Coordinator, Fox News Radio, and Contributor Black Enterprise.
Diversity Report Card Call to Action: Moderated by Mr. Earl G. (Butch) Graves, Jr., president and CEO, Black Enterprise, and Ms. Sabrina Philson, Principal, Epsilon Advisors, LLC will feature panelists such as Dr. Randal D. Pinkett, President and CEO, BCT Partners, Ms. Joset Wright-Lacy, President, National Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Healthcare: This panel will help frame the issues of ACA that will inform the public deliberation for improvements in the Affordable Healthcare Act. This panel will be moderated by Dr. Damon Arnold, MD, Medical Director of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, and The Honorable Dr. Alice M. Rivlin, Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution, former Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Rainbow Push Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund 20th Annual Wall Street Project Scholarship Gala: Featuring a one-on-one with Award-winning journalist, Mr. Ed Gordon and President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr discussing the 20-year retrospective of the Wall Street Project. Honorees will include Ms. Susan L. Taylor, Founder and CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement, Inc., Dr. George C. Fraser, Chairman and CEO FraserNET, Inc., and the late Mr. Kenneth P. “Ken” Thompson, District Attorney, Brooklyn, New York (Posthumously).
Diversity and Inclusion – Law Firms: Moderated by Ms. Tricia “C.K.” Hoffler, Esq., Partner, Edmond, Lindsay & Hoffler with panelists Mr. Alphonso E. Tindall, Jr., Partner, Schiff Hardin LLP; Ms. Barbara R. Arnwine, Esq. Founder and President, Transformative Justice Coalition and Mr. Benjamin Crump, Partner, Parks and Crump, Attorneys at Law.
Wall Street Project Business Luncheon: Honoring Mr. Raymond J. “Ray” McGuire, Global Head of Corporate Investment Banking, Citi; The Honorable Sharon Y. Bowen, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC); a special award honoring (posthumously) the late Mr. Travers J. Bell, Jr., co-founder, Daniels & Bells, Inc., and founder and owner of the only black-owned member firm of the New York Stock Exchange; and Mr. Stephen Hightower, President and CEO, Hightowers Petroleum C
To register, visit: www.rainbowpushwallstreetproject.org or call (646)-569-5889