Jackson, MS - Journey along with 19 young men of color as they conquer the school to prison pipeline during a special showcase of the R.O.O.T.S. of Sunflower County museum exhibit at the Smith Robertson Museum(528 Bloom Street, Jackson, MS) all month long in May. Join the ACLU of Mississippi, Mississippi Center for Justice, Sunflower County Consolidated School District, and Story For All for the opening reception on May 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.The reception is free and open to the public.
The R.O.O.T.S. of Sunflower County museum exhibit sheds light on the experiences of young people growing up in the Mississippi Delta, helps to reduce stereotypes and increase opportunities for young men and boys of color, and shares stories that provide a springboard for impacting change across the state and across the country.
The exhibit will travel to the Margaret Walker Alexander Center on the campus of Jackson State University during June 1 through July 30. For more information, visit www.sunflowercountysystemschange.com.
The R.O.O.T.S. Project, which stands for Reclaiming Our Origins Through Story, is the narrative change piece that grew out of the Sunflower County Systems Change Project (SCSCP). The SCSCP is a community-based systems change approach that addresses school discipline, juvenile justice and media narrative of young men and boys of color (YMBOC). It is a partnership effort between the ACLU of Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for Justice, the Sunflower County Consolidated School District and its P-16 Council that began in 2015.