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December 12, 2013

CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND SERVICE of PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA AT   THE RAINBOW PUSH

 

CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND SERVICE of PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA AT 
THE RAINBOW PUSH NATONAL HEADQUARTERS 
 
{Chicago December 13, 2013 
Nelson Mandela was a transformational figure; to say he was a “historical figure” would 
not give him his full due. Some people move through history as being the “first this or 
that” – just another figure in a lineage of persons. To be a transformer is to plan, to have 
the vision to chart the course, the skills to execute. To be transformational is to have the 
courage of one’s convictions, to sacrifice, to risk life and limb, to lay it all on the line. 
“Historical figures” will reference Nelson Mandela. 
 
What: Celebrating the Life and Service of President Nelson Mandela 
Where: Rainbow PUSH Coalition National Headquarters 930 East 50th
 Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60615 
When: Friday December 13th
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
 2013 
Keynote Address By: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was 
formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he 
founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition 
(estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, 
Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for 
all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the 
lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil 
rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around 
Get Informed & Be Social with PUSH! 
the world. 
 
 
Keep up with Rev. Jackson and the work of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition at
CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND SERVICE of PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA AT 
THE RAINBOW PUSH NATONAL HEADQUARTERS 
 
{Chicago December 13, 2013 
Nelson Mandela was a transformational figure; to say he was a “historical figure” would 
not give him his full due. Some people move through history as being the “first this or 
that” – just another figure in a lineage of persons. To be a transformer is to plan, to have 
the vision to chart the course, the skills to execute. To be transformational is to have the 
courage of one’s convictions, to sacrifice, to risk life and limb, to lay it all on the line. 
“Historical figures” will reference Nelson Mandela. 
 
What: Celebrating the Life and Service of President Nelson Mandela 
Where: Rainbow PUSH Coalition National Headquarters 930 East 50th
 Street 
Chicago, Illinois 60615 
When: Friday December 13th
Time: 7:00 p.m. 
 2013 
Keynote Address By: Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
############ 
 
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was 
formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he 
founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition 
(estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, 
Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for 
all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the 
lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil 
rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around 
Get Informed & Be Social with PUSH! 
the world.