Inclusion, Equity and Parity in the Media and Telecom Industries


Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Washington Public Policy Office
727 15th Street N.W., 8th Floor Academy, Washington, D.C.

-- Celebrating the Rebirth of the Rainbow/PUSH Telecom Project –-

Hosted by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., President and CEO, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
Moderated by Ed Gordon, Journalist, National Public Radio

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Access of Low and Moderate Income Families to Emerging Technology
• Katreice Banks, Vice President, SBC Services, Inc.
• Nolan Bowie, Professor, Kennedy School, Harvard University
• B. Keith Fulton, Vice President, Verizon
• David Honig, Executive Director, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council
• Earle Jones, Vice President, Comcast
• Deborah Lathen, President, Lathen Consulting
• Anthony Riddle, Executive Director, Alliance for Community Media
• Darius Withers, Executive Director, Multicultural Broadband Trade Association

12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch [Speaker: TBD]
1:30 – 3:00 PM Contracting Opportunities in the Media and Telecom Industries
• Marcellus Alexander, Vice President, National Association of Broadcasters
• Thomas Hart, Partner, Holland & Knight
• Debbie Smith, President, Walter Kaitz Foundation
• Andrea Williams, Vice President, CTIA – The Wireless Association

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Closing Remarks [Speaker: TBD]
3:15 PM – 5:00 PM Networking
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Open House -- Commemorating the Opening of Rainbow/PUSH’s New Washington Office