Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak at UIC

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

Rev. Jesse Jackson will speak at UIC on March 29. (Photo: Roberta Dupuis-Devlin)

The department of political science on March 29 will present “Trump’s America,” a talk by civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Jackson’s presentation, which takes place from noon to 1 p.m. in the Illinois Room, Student Center East, will address political and social developments since the presidential election. The talk is presented as part of the political science department’s speaker 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.

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 recipient 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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