Rev. Jesse Jackson talk
Date / Time
March 17, 2014 - March 17, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
UIC presents a talk by civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., who will reflect on the 30th anniversary of his bid for U.S. president and his founding of the National Rainbow Coalition, in addition to addressing the contemporary state of social justice movements.
The presentation, sponsored by the UIC Social Justice Initiative, is part of the UIC Chancellor’s Lecture and Event Series.
Jackson has advised presidents, conferred with international heads of state and held leading roles in numerous civil rights efforts for more than 40 years.
Jackson garnered national and international attention for his historic 1984 presidential campaign when he received over 3 million votes, or 18 percent, in the Democratic primary. During the same year he founded the National Rainbow Coalition, a social justice organization based in Washington devoted to political empowerment, education, and changing public policy.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information or to request disability accommodations, call (312) 413-3350.