The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi (ACLU of MS) will host its Jazz Brunch on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 East Pascagoula Street). Donna Brazile, senior Democratic strategist and contributor to CNN & ABC News, will serve as the featured speaker. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with the ACLU annual membership meeting, followed by brunch, Brazile’s keynote, and a special VIP Reception.

The Jazz Brunch is an effort to showcase recent successes and corral support in advancing ACLU’s efforts in extending civil liberties to every corner of the state of Mississippi. Ms. Brazile will highlight the current political landscape from Capitol Hill on mass incarceration reduction, police accountability and transparency, and LGBTQ non-discrimination, particularly as it relates to young men of color.

“We are thrilled to host Donna Brazile as our special guest,” said Jennifer Riley-Collins, Executive Director of the ACLU of MS. “Her experience and expertise as a political commentator and syndicated columnist will enlighten us on how we can proceed in developing a statewide model that addresses school punishment and criminalization of young men of color.”

As Mississippians’ civil liberties continue to be challenged in courts, in the legislature, and in our communities, support of the Jazz Brunch helps the ACLU of MS continue to stand at the frontlines of protecting our freedoms and preserving our rights. Tickets can be purchased by visiting For more information, call 601.354.3408.