Against the backdrop of racially charged comments by elected officials, Jeff Robinson, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union, will lead a conversation on the history of racism in Mississippi and America on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex Theatre.
“A Front Row Seat” will offer insight into the state’s history of slavery, slave patrols, lynchings, black codes, Jim Crow, and modern-day mass incarceration the night before the final debate between candidates for U.S. Senate in the special runoff election. The event will take audience members through a historic exploration of racial terrorism on a local and national level. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions.
Joining Jeff will be ACLU of Mississippi Executive Director Jennifer Riley-Collins and Flonzie Brown Wright, veteran civil rights leader.
Partners for this event include:
- Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable
- Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative (MWESI)
- One Voice
- Planned Parenthood Southeast
- Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)