New Markets In Labor, Womens Policy & Education Advocacy



 8:00 am - 9:30 am CST (6am-7:30am PST / 9am-10:30am EST)



Location: South Shore Cultural Center - 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Paul Robeson Room

Session Description: “We have lost a battle that we have fought, and we have never won a battle unless we have fought.” Ideals such as dignity, freedom and equality come with a price. In our work and coalition building, we continue to carry the torch so that it can be passed on to the next generation. We will discuss how unions are addressing the expansion of organizing some of the largest corporation on the planet: Apple, Starbucks, Amazon — addressing the issue of Fairness, Equality and Inclusion in jobs and contracts. Session Coordinator: John Mitchell

Oratorical Presentation: Carleigh Lewis

Moderator: Jaquie Algee, Vice President — Director of External Relations for SEIU Healthcare


  • Fedrick Ingram, Secretary Treasurer of AFT
  • Carl Kennebrew, President of IUE/CWA
  • Isaac Gobern, Deputy of Staff, Assistant to the President AFL-CIO International Sponsor Remarks: Jared E. Evans, Community and Business Development for Chase Honoree: President Chris Smalls of the Amazon Labor Union (ALU)

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST (10am-12pm PST / 1pm-3pm EST) WOMEN’S POLICY ROUNDTABLE — LUNCH

Location: South Shore Cultural Center - 7059 S South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649

Room: Paul Robeson Room

Session Coordinators: Rev. Dr. Janette Wilson, Betty Magness, and Wanda Wright

Oratorical Presentation: Leilani Jenkins

Opening Remarks: Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of PUSH Excel


  • Deloris Walker, MPH, Director of Health Equity and Impact at Planned Parenthood of Illinois
  • Tara Dabney, Director of Development and Communications at Institute for Nonviolence Chicago
  • Attorney Janice Mathis, Executive Director of the National Council of Negro Women
  • Erin Connelly, Esq., Founder and CEO of Covenant Strategies, LLC
  • Colleen Connell, Esq., Executive Director of ACLU of Illinois
  • Dr. Janette Wilson, Senior Advisor to Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.


  • Angela Ingram, Senior Vice President, Communications, iHeartMedia Multi-Platform Group Chicago & Director of Local Advocacy and Engagement, BIN: Black Information Network
  • Jan Schwartz, President Elect of NCJW Chicago North Shore
  • Reta Jo Lewis, President and Chair of the Board of Directors at the Export-Import Bank of the United States
  • Ertharin Cousin, , Visiting Scholar at the Center on Food Security and the Environment,


Distinguished Fellow of global agriculture at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former US ambassador to the UN Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome

Closing Remarks: Tricia “CK” Hoffler, CEO of the CK Hoffler Firm, Chair of Rainbow PUSH, and Immediate Past President of the NBA

June 22, 2022 at 9:00am - 3pm
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S South Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60615
United States
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