Apr 102014


April Coalition Power Breakfast

Breakfast Notice:

Please join the COAL membership at our next Coalition Power Breakfast on Saturday, April 5, 2014, from 8:30am – 11:00am (program will begin @ 9:30am).

“Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope – some because of their poverty, 
and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity. This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans  to join with me in that effort.”
 – President Lyndon B. Johnson, January 8, 1964
This is our focus for the April Coalition Breakfast. COAL is honored to host Dr. Scott Allard, Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, as our guest speaker. 
Dr. Allard will be joined by Mr, Malik Nevels, Executive Director – Illinois African American Coalition for Prevention, and Rev. Kevin Davenport, Institutional Organizing Director – Action Now, to provide additional insight and perspective in the issue area of Poverty. Join us this Saturday for a  very informative Breakfast.Please forward this notice to your respective organization(s). Should your organization or you have questions for the Q&A portion of the program, in advance, please submit questions to COAL Public Policy at [email protected].We also look forward to you working with us, on actionable plans to address issues that align with COAL’s mission and drives towards improving the quality of opportunity, quality of preparedness and overall quality of outcomes (expressed as ‘quality of life’) for our community. If you wish to join one of our planning and action committees, please go to our website at www.coalchicago.com and sign-up.


COAL Public Policy CommitteeBreakfast Recap: pending


  One Response to “Coalition Power Breakfast 4/05/14 – Prof. Scott Allard, Ph.D.”

  1. I heard a wee bit of Professor Wimberly’s interview on “The Governor” Cliff Kelll’y show today, Wednesday 5/14/14. However it was enough said for me to believe that I might be able to obtain assistance with an African-American males unification project a couple of months in the making, that I have labeled as, “The In Spite Of Initiative”, taken from the central theme of Jesus’ message that we must persevere and struggle in spite of what others do to us, ( and what we do to ourselves). I must tell that in canvasing the public, several churches, and in speaking to people of influence, there has been no shortage of agreement that such an endeavor is needed nationally. I usually fill a canvas -polling sheet in less than 30 minutes. Black women sign the Signature Support sheets more than and equal to black males, as well as a few white and Hispanic people.
    If black males were unified in this endeavor, can you imagine the communication network that would have been available in support of pressure to return the kidnapped Nigerian girls back home- (I’m sure you get the picture and potential involving huge political, social AND economic (growth) ramifications. We need assistance, guidance, unity, voices and a 501(c)3-and the rest will be history.
    My number is 312-918-0057. You may view the totality of this concept in text in my website;
    healthunitedgroup.com ( click on ” The Humanitarian and The American People- Part 2 in the right column) and/or the 19-20 minutes video that I made for public viewing as I never have enogh time to explain The Initiative while canvassing. Thank you.
    Kelsie Wicks

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