A coalition of organizations (social, civic, community-focused, business-focused), the Movement for Justice and Jobs Now!, held a Community Meeting 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 of the West Side Community meeting was to let the community know that we are still focused on this issue;
the Movement for Justice and Jobs Now!;
within our community.
Additionally, we gathered information from individuals looking for employment and from contractors ready to be put to work.
Attendees heard form a diverse group of guest speakers representing various organizations from across our community:
|Clarence Wood||COAL, Master of Ceremony|
|Craig Wimberly||COAL, MC Assistance|
|Deacon Charles Ross||New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Innvocation|
|Ed Gardner||Business / Community Leader and Catalyst for the movement|
|Syron Smith||National Block Club University|
|Bob Israel||Save Our Community Taskforce|
|Kim Dulaney-Harris||Lecturer, Chicago State University|
|Kelly Harris||Professor, Chicago State University|
|Victor Henderson||Henderson Adams LLC.|
|Dr. Levern Murphy||The Busyman Initiative|
|Hon. Jason Ervin||Alderman 28th Ward|
|Tamiko Holt||Okimat Construction|
|Rev. Dr. Marshall Elijah Hatch||New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Benediction|
A few pictures from the Community Meeting: