Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak at UIC March 29

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

Rev. Jesse Jackson

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s department of political science will present “Trump’s America,” a talk by civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson.


March 29
Noon – 1 p.m.


UIC Student Center East
Illinois Room
750 S. Halsted St.


Jackson’s presentation, presented as part of the UIC department of political science’s speaker series, will address political and social developments since the presidential election.

Jackson has advised presidents, conferred with international heads of state, and held leading roles in numerous civil rights efforts for more than 40 years.

As leader of Operation PUSH since 1971, he has promoted peace and economic and social justice while working on issues related to human rights, gender equality and voter registration.

Jackson is a two-time Democratic presidential candidate and recipientĀ of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, which was conferred by President Bill Clinton in 2000.

His books include “Straight from the Heart” and “Legal Lynching: Racism, Injustice and the Death Penalty.”

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (312) 996-6853.

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