The all girls empowerment organization “Sisters of Today & Tomorrow” (SOT) will present to Civil Rights Icon Jesse Jackson, Sr., during his 70th birthday tribute at the 12th Annual Rainbow Push & CEF Creating Opportunity Conference, Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 2:30pm, at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Out of all the schools and organizations in the City of Atlanta, we are honored to be one of 13 youth groups who will present to this Civil Rights Icon,” stated Carla Morrison, Founder/Executive Director of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow.
Sisters of Today & Tomorrow’s relationship with Rainbow Push extends back 5 years, when the founder, then Senior Publicist / President of Chit Chat Communications, a boutique public relations firm, assisted with the coordination of Reverend Jackson’s 65th birthday celebration, by securing the now Oscar Award Winning Actress/Comedian Mo’Nique to receive the President’s Award. “Ever since that time, I’ve always had a great relationship with Rainbow Push, who are significant supporters of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow,” said Morrison.
The presentation will be preceded by the Rainbow Push Sports Luncheon coordinated by former Dallas Cowboys player / Rainbow Push Sports Director Dextor Clinkscale, where Clayton State Women’s Basketball Team Division Two Champions and Dewey McClain will be honored for their contributions in the world of sports. There will also be a college fair and workshops as part of the Youth Summit component of the Conference, all taking place on Saturday.
Friday evening during Rainbow Push’s “Keep Hope Alive Gala”, Filmmaker Roger Bobb, CEO of Bobbcat Films (former Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios) will be honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award, alongside Hip Hop Mogul Debra Antney. “Roger stepped out on faith, giving opportunities to many people, so we must acknowledge that,” stated Janice Mathis, Vice President of Rainbow Push. “And Debra, who has gone from social worker to hip hop mogul, is one of few women in the music business who has reached the many levels of success, providing a guide for others to follow, in that business.” Other honorees include: Wanda Smith, Honorable Andrew Young, Rita Samuels, Mr. Clayvon Croom, Leaona Barr Davenport and Jennifer Ffrench Parker. Actress/Singer Demetria McKinney of "House of Payne" will be performing a tribute song, "Hero".
“As we bring in people like Roger Bobb and Debra Antney, our hope is to begin the process of preparing our youth to become the next leaders; And Sisters of Today & Tomorrow is a great example of that preparation,” says Mathis.
For more information on the “Keep Hope Alive Gala”, Rainbow Push and the CEF Creating Opportunity Conference, log onto: www.rainbowpushatlanta.org or call (404) 525-5663.
Mission: Sisters of Today & Tomorrow (SOT) mission is to raise the consciousness of women and children through innovative programs that focus on self esteem, education, health & fitness and careers/entrepreneurship.
”Sisters of Today & Tomorrow” (SOT) a 501C(3) nonprofit organization, was founded by Carla Morrison and is a direct result of community programs Chit Chat Communications’ (CCC) community division “C. Morrison Presents…” has produced since 2003. The organization is reputable across America for its sincere need to help women and children. The company has produced over 25 community programs, promoting higher education, entrepreneurship, self esteem, health & fitness and personal development, impacting over 5,000 youth and adults, receiving favorable media exposure nation-wide.
Guest panelists/speakers have included, (but not limited to): Oscar Award Winner Mo’Nique; R&B Soul Singer Chrisette Michele; Basketball Great Earvin “Magic” Johnson; Writer/Actress/Radio Producer Deya Direct; Writer/Author of “African American History for Dummies” Ronda Racha Penrice; 1st African American Woman Fire Chief Rosemary Cloud; Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp; Georgia State Representative Alisha Thomas-Morgan, Attorney Phaedra Parks and a host of other prominent professionals/community leaders.
The official launch of Sisters of Today & Tomorrow took place Wednesday, October 1, 2008, establishing itself as a leading grassroots organization with global connections.