Saturday, February 2, 2013

FAU Philly Leader Todd Bristow and Rev. Jesse Jackson 31 Jan 2013 at 16th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit

Making sure that Black America gets its fair share of wealth as the economy gets back on track is the focus of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's 16th annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit.

About the Wall Street Project

The Wall Street Project was founded in 1996 by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., and the Citizenship Education Fund, and officially launched by Rev. Jesse Jackson and prominent minority business owners on January 15, 1997, Dr. King’s birthday. The Project is represented by satellite or bureau offices (New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, East Palo Alto, Houston and Washington, D.C.), each representing the competency center for one or more of the industry spokes the organization focuses on: financial services, public policy, telecommunications, automotive, energy, advertising, international affairs, food services, insurance, entertainment, manufacturing, and information technology.

The Wall Street Project challenges corporate America to end the multi-billion dollar trade deficit with minority vendors and consumers and works to assure equal opportunity for diverse employees, entrepreneurs, and consumers. The Project uses Operation Breadbasket’s model of research, education and negotiation and reconciliation to achieve its mission to promote inclusion, opportunity and economic growth by encouraging public and private industries to:

• Improve hiring, promotion and retention practices
• Name more minorities to corporate boards
• Allocate more capital to minority companies
• Promote intra-trade relationships among diverse businesses
• Increasefunding for educational scholarships, and voter registration education
• Increase financial literacy in minority and/or underserved communities through the work of the One Thousand Churches Connected program 

Todd told Rev. Jackson about Friends of the African Union and its operating principals.


No comments:

Post a Comment