Our efforts toward “Getting the Word Out: How to Market Your Ministry” takes us into many circles of friends, co-workers, and causes that we support. Working with Rainbow PUSH, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the newly appointed director of the Atlanta Regional Office of PUSH, Calvin Vismale, is one of those causes that turns into a “client” relationship whenever we are called on to assist.
During the coming weeks, Rainbow PUSH will be holding its “Creating Opportunity Conference” in Atlanta on October 20 through 22. Some of the speakers and panelist for this event include Roger Bobb, the Honorable Alexis Herman, Mrs. Juanita Abernathy, and Dr. David Satcher. This will be an opportunity for those of us who care about the agenda of this organization to come to Atlanta and to participate in the meetings, digest the information passed on from the many speakers, and return to our communities to take action. Reverend Jesse Jackson will deliver the keynote address on Friday, October 21st.
Vismale and the folks associated with the Atlanta office will be concentrating on issues that include: technology and entertainment on the digital frontier; public policy, voting, and the new American majority; community stabilization and financial readiness; transportation, infrastructure, energy, utilities and the environment; health disparities; and community development. We are familiar with Mr. Vismale’s record and are pleased to see him in this role.
We look forward to the October conference and are pleased to learn that it will kick off on the campus of Morehouse College on Thursday, October 20th.