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Schedule of Events


Opening Remarks


Video Tribute to Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.


  • CK Hoffler

October 14, 2021

9:30 am EST – 10:00 am EST

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Legislative Roundtable


During this session we will discuss ways that we can get involved in advocacy and litigation across the nation to combat voter suppression.

Moderated by: Shelley Davis, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, National Political Director


  • Senator Tonya Anderson, District 43, Atlanta, Georgia 

  • Representative Patricia Moore-Henegen, District 54, South Carolina

  • Representative Billy Mitchell, District 88, Dekalb County, Georgia

  • Representative Antonio Parkinson, District 98, Memphis Tennessee

  • Senator Bobby Powell, Jr., District 30, West Palm Beach, Florida

October 14, 2021

10:00 am EST – 11:15 am EST

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Women In Leadership Roundtable


Women from a diverse set of industries, companies, and career stages who are trailblazers and game-changers, leading the way for future generations.

Moderated by: Jotaka Eaddy, Founder and CEO, The Full Circle Strategies


  • Xernona Clayton, Founder/CEO Trumpet Awards

  • Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda

  • Nancy Flake Johnson, President/CEO, Urban League of Greater Atlanta

  • Mary Pat Hector, Georgia State Director, Rise

  • Janice L. Mathis, Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

October 14, 2021

11:30 am EST – 12:15 pm EST


Black Farmers Townhall


Where do we stand with the debt relief program for farmers of color?  How do we as African American farmers, regain our position and become a major player in this agriculture movement?

Moderated by: Bobby Wilson, Metro Urban Atlanta Farm


  • DeWayne Goldmon, Ph.D, USDA Senior Advisor for Racial Equity

  • Charles Magee, Ph.D. Professor, Florida A&M University (FAMU)

  • Terrance Rudolph, State Conservationist USDA/NRCS Georgia

October 14, 2021

12:30 pm EST – 1:45 pm EST

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Criminal Justice Reform Townhall


This session will discuss how mass incarceration disproportionally impacts the poor and people of color.

Moderated by: Attorney CK Hoffler, CEO, The CK Hoffler Firm, Atlanta, GA


  • Keith E. Gammage, Fulton County Solicitor General

  • Patsy Austin-Gatson, District Attorney, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

  • Gerald Griggs, Civil Rights Attorney, Gerald Griggs, LLC, Atlanta, GA

October 14, 2021

2:30 pm EST – 3:45 pm EST

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Business and Corporate Roundtable


Small businesses often struggle with growth not due to a lack of ability, but rather due to a lack access to the proper connections.  This session is intended to be a candid discussion on creating causeway by which small minority owned businesses can connect with Industry leaders to grow their businesses to their full potential. 

Moderated by: Jamie Pleasant; Ph.D. Dean Graduate Education, Clark Atlanta University


  • Maurice Coleman, LIHTC Syndicator Relationship Management Executive, Bank of America

  • Jervis B. Hough, Chief Operating Officer, Blaylock Van, LLC

  • Bruce LeVell, Owner Dunwoody Diamonds/Former SBA Regional Advocate

October 15, 2021

10:00 am EST – 11:15 am EST

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International Roundtable


Discovering Natural Treasures and Exceeding the Vision.  To transform the continent into a democratic, peaceful and innovative powerhouse the focus has to be on the creative industry and a strong partnership with the 6th region (any black person outside the African continent). The Continent has over 65% of its population under 25 years old.

Moderated by: Matilda Arhin, President Ghana International Chamber of Commerce


  • Ashante Bradford, Senior Industry Engagement Manager for Digital Entertainment, Georgia Department of Economic Development-

  • Fotemah Mbah, Head of A&R, General Market at Cinq Music Group

October 15, 2021

2:00 pm EST – 3:15 pm EST

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Next Generation Leadership


Conversation on Stem Education

Moderated by: Robert Patillo, Executive Director, Rainbow PUSH Coalition


  • Ayden , Owner, Snack Emporium, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jeffery Jackson, Owner, Tech Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Antonio Hector, Owner, Tropical Jars, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Mason Wright, Owner, Mason’s Super Dogs, Atlanta, Georgia

October 15, 2021

3:30 pm EST – 4:35 pm EST


Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. 80th Birthday Celebration


Birthday Celebration


  • Hosted Virtually

October 15, 2021

7:00 pm EST – 8:30 pm EST