Jan 082013

Wood Talking 010513January 2013 Coalition Power Breakfast –  Clarence Wood, President Coalition of African American Leaders

The focus for this monthly breakfast was framed in this manner:

Please join the COAL membership at our next Coalition Power Breakfast on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 8:30am – 11:00am. Over the next several months, we are presenting a series covering areas of critical concern for our community. This Saturday our focus turns again to Jobs and Economic Development.

As COAL continues to focus on illuminating issues and educating our community to foster a more informed discussion, we strive to also find ways to bring our diverse community together, to use the collective strength of our community, as a catalyst for real change.

A coalition of organizations (social, civic, community-focused, business-focused) are coming together to hold a rally, on January 12, 2013, in support of increased jobs for our community and increased business/contracts for our black contractors, on construction and transportation projects.

The goal is to demand change;
The goal is to keep the pressure on;
The goal is to continue to support the movement started by Ed Gardner;
The goal is to demonstrate that jobs and economic development are a top priority
 for our community and one that we will continue to pursue until we see
substantive and quantifiable results;
The goal is to underscore our commitment to holding
our elected officials and others accountable to our community;
The goal is to highlight our commitment to holding
ourselves accountable to do whatever it takes to save our community
and to improve the quality of life for every individual and every family
within our community.

At the Breakfast, we provided information on the Community Meeting planned 
for the following Saturday at 2:00pm, at New Mount Pilgram Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington. We also presented the attendant press statement, and solicited the support of COAL’s membership, larger community-of-interest, and other organizations and individuals, to join this coalition in taking a stand and continuing the movement for jobs and economic development. 

A few pictures from the Breakfast:

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