December 15, 2017
PUSH TO HOLD PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON KEY SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES
Chicago: As part of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s anniversary month celebrations, labor, community organizers, educators and elected officials will be participating in a two panel discussion, Saturday, December 16, during the 8 a.m. breakfast at the PUSH headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., and a second one in the 10 a.m. broadcast.
Included on the panel are Attorney Lori Lightfoot who will talk about police reform and Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th) who will focus on health care and the Affordable Care Act.
Other panelists will talk about hot button issues in the labor movement, the status of public versus charter education, the ongoing battle for economic reciprocity and the power of the vote given the recent victory in Alabama.
The theme of the breakfast, hosted by Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Dorothy Brown with special guest, Rev. Jerry Jones, Diocesan Bishop of the State of Illinois and 2nd Assistant to the presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Church of Apostolic Faith, is “The Journey From Jim Crow to Justice.”
Besides great panelists, the guest musical artist is the Williams Brothers Gospel group. After releasing 42 albums, 23 of them on the Billboard charts, this talented group has been nominated for the Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Gospel Album category at the 34th, 37th, 43rd, 7th and 52ndannual Grammy Awards. In 1999, they were inducted into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
And for the youth, beginning at 1 p.m., the PUSH Excel Oratorical contest will be held. The students will illustrate their oratorical skills taught by Judge Stanley Hill. This is the annual “Spirit Within Us III” contest.
Rainbow PUSH will be distributing 200 free food baskets for the holiday after the broadcast.