The International Platform for Peace
Bishop James Howard Mims, Cabinet Member Emeritus, Presiding Cabinet Minister, 2016
They came out in full force to march and proclaim victory for peace, faith and family with a show of thousands around the world who treasure goodwill toward all men and women, and who know peace is the only answer to a life worth living. As the world hungers for peace at any cost, the International Platform for Peace is on the forefront with volunteers and heads of households who believe that only peace can pave the way to health, harmony and happiness. We share the story below to give hope to the reader and to show how our peace marches aided the community, our world! We have not stopped declaring PEACE AND SECURITY FOR ALL!
2020 CURRENT OFFICIATING CABINET MINISTER MEMBERS
COLONEL WILLIAM HARRISON, Th.D, PRESIDING PLATFORM MINISTER AND PLATFORM SPEAKER OF THE FLOOR
FORMER CHIEF OF POLICE, CAPITAL HEIGHTS, MARYLAND
CURRENT PASTOR OF SECOND UNION BAPTIST CHURCH, WASHINGTON, D.C.
DR MARCIA ANN MIMS COPPERTINO, Ph.D, Msc.D, Psy.D, DIPLOMATIC COUNSELOR
LESLIE D. THORNTON, RETIRED DC DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, CORRECTIONAL OFFICER
ALESTER HARRINGTON, FEDERAL POLICE OFFICER, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, D.C.
DONNELL BUTLER, DISTRICT GRAND SECRETARY, GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS
TONY HANSLEY, SPECIAL AGENT FOR THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
(U.S. VICE PRESIDENT PROTECTING AGENT)
DICK DAILEY, RETIRED POLICE OFFICER FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ANTHONY PEARSON, PRESIDENT, BROWNSTONE, INC. CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
JOHN W. GREEN, MH GRAND MASTER, GRAND UNITED ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS
GEORGIA GREGORY, PLATFORM DEPUTY SECRETARY
ILLYRIA "KK" JENELE CABEZZA, ASSISTANT TO PLATFORM DEPUTY SECRETARY
BISHOP JAMES HOWARD MIMS, IN MEMORIAM,
BERTHA MAE JOHNSON MIMS, IN MEMORIAM
REV CALVIN AND ANN KIRBY MIMS, IN MEMORIAM
CALVIN MIMS, JR, IN MEMORIAM
REV WILL HENRY MIMS, IN MEMORIAM
THE BEGINNINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR PEACE
THOUSANDS OF WOMEN IN WHITE, FOLLOWED BY THOUSANDS OF
MEN IN BLACK EVENT HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
A statewide call for women to join and create thousands of WOMEN IN WHITE, followed by thousands of MEN IN BLACK, for a historic march in and through the streets of the city of Los Angeles to commence a nationwide NEW movement for Peace, Faith and Family to extend across America, with a message AND a unified front to help stabilize a crippled Nation.
A House, Kingdom, Church, Supreme Court or Nation divided WILL NOT STAND and thus WOMEN IN WHITE, followed by MEN IN BLACK will stand to show and tell a story; long lost and forgotten; of how the women in any community, city or wash pot areas in the world have always taken steps to save and support women and households in the struggle for equality in employment, in the military, in life and in a broke down world of chaos.
The WOMEN IN WHITE showed up again, at a time such as this, to be heard and be counted as those interested in preserving a Nation for their children and Grandchildren and for their men who help lead aright in the face of enemy taunts of national destruction. No woman left behind in a wheelchair, on crutches, declared blind or walking in homelessness and poverty was left behind in our mission of support and call out for peace and family preservation…. with no city left unturned, from our humble start in Los Angeles, California, led by Founder and Organizer Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino and a team of 12.
We came and marched to sell not, preach not, put egos on front street or act as judge and executioner of those whose actions say they are out of harmony with the health, moral and emotional well-being or social welfare of others, born or unborn. We came to share ourselves for the sake of others and by example of faith, reach out silently by show that all can live together in peace and harmony when values that shaped our century were in place and honored. Our example spoke louder than words.
OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOME
Our objectives were to commence our march January 2016 as the kick off city with the original, groundbreaking 1,000 women dedicated to peace, faith and family that acted as the catalyst for a nationwide movement for generations to come, and one that raised awareness that women do care for and about each other and family values, and who were not afraid to stand and say we have seen enough and have had enough of the carnage, violence and self-destruction in the land and across the sea. Our past sisters of decades and centuries ago took to the streets, alleys and underground railways and in their footsteps we came forward by and through their example to preserve a legacy etched in blood, mistreatment and hopelessness. They laughed and cried and cheered us on from the dead by spirit and remembrance….and for this we move and have our being from their unforgotten valor and the work they left undone not by choice….FOR US TO COMPLETE AND NOT FORGET.
The historic march started from city hall through downtown Los Angeles followed by media, air sky captains, radio and television media, foot cameraman and publicity women and outlets. Our proposed route (AFTER CITY AND FIRE CLEARANCES NOW IN PROGRESS) drew nationwide interest as all women dressed in white take over the airwaves in solidarity. Media Interviews, community gifting, national network coverage, pre march television and radio interviews and informational requests on all participants and their reason for their participation highlighted the occasion. Women across the nation tuned in and cheered participants on! We will seek to use 2016 as their sounding board year to help recover a fallen nation in the face of American and global enemies around the world.
The scale of participants included corporate, entertainment and foundation leaders, government officials, professionals from various industries, individuals of affluence and influence and personal branding. The audience also included women and men of all ages, faith, family structure/make-up and family position from around the world from prison cells to the Vatican in Rome.
Marketing efforts reached a full strategic integration of communication vehicles such as social media (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter & Instagram), press releases, media advisories, email blasts, e-Newsletters, and all manner of web promotions.
OUR PEACE MARCH ORGANIZING AND MANAGEMENT TEAM
STATE OF WASHINGTON, D.C. , MARYLAND, VIRGINIA
Dr. Colonel William Harrison, 1,000 Women In White, Inc.
National Platform Cabinet Minister and Celebrated Author,
National Speaker of the Floor, Peace Proceedings Chairman
Sis. Maxine Johnson, March Logistics
Barbara Duncan-Jackson, March Outreach, Social Media Services
Michael Miller, District of Columbia March Coordinator
Stephanie Culver, March Secretary, Corresponding Management
Tami S. Hayes, Marching Band Coordinator, Music/Song Chair
Charles Grant, Public Information Media Outreach Officer, Videographer
Rev. Donald Isaac (D.C. Mayor's Office) of Religious Affairs
Senior Pastor Daryl Flood
Dr. Randolph Fitzgerald
Anthony D. Pearson, Brownstone, Inc.
Most Honorable Grand Master John W. Green
Grand Master Norman L. Campbell
Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Ph.D. Msc.D Psy.D, 1000 Woman in White, to be followed by 100 Men in Black Los Angeles Founding Organizer/Director says her work and service to humanity is the result of a promise to Jehovah God and all that is good in dedication to her Great Great Grandfather Gib Mims; (son of white slave owner of Fort Mims, Alabama); Great Grandfather, Rev. Will Henry Mims; Grandfather/Grandmother Rev. Calvin and Ann Kirby Mims, founding members/builders of Castalia Missionary Baptist Church of Memphis, Tennessee; and father, the late Bishop James Howard Mims, Community Leader, Activist, Counselor, Lover and Protector of the People, and founder of The Household of God Bibleway Church in Lynwood, California, and Mother, Bertha Mae Johnson Mims, the first black model for Los Angeles John Robert Powers Modeling Agency. Dr. Coppertino heeded the call for peace relations on February 2015, when 8 separate calls came into her office from women in distress. She quickly thereafter assembled ladies in her home living room and spoke of the plight of LA women, and out of that dinner conversation, the 1,000 Women in White movement was birthed. After the historic national march in January, 2016, Dr Coppertino developed The International Platform for Peace to continue the work of peace on a global scale.
MR. ELWIN RUTLEDGE, U.S. STATE COORDINATOR, 1,000 WOMEN IN WHITE LOGISTICS
Missionary Humanitarian, Producer, Writer.
A man with a vision of global peace and love.
One of the Men in Black, January 9, 2016