Thursday, November 24, 2011

Jesse Jackson at UNL Black Leadership Symposium

Jesse Jackson speaking Nov. 30 at UNL Black Leadership Symposium. Released on 11/23/2011, at 2:00 AM, Office of University Communications, University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 30, WHERE: Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th Street, Lincoln, Neb., November 23rd, 2011 —

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., president and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 30 for the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He will give a free public lecture at 11:30 a.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.

Free tickets for the lecture are available at the Lied Ticket Office, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Two tickets will be available per person as long as they last.

Jackson's speech, "There's Still More to Be Done," will be followed by a question-and-answer session with select audience members. No bags or backpacks will be allowed at the lecture at the Lied.

Jackson is one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past 40 years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. In 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. President and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Jackson has been called the "conscience of the nation" and "the great unifier," challenging America to establish just and humane priorities. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, class, gender and belief.

Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr.The lecture is part of the university's annual Diversity Leadership Symposia. UNL's Gaughan Multicultural Center and Office of Admissions partnered on the symposia for the first time to develop the event into a student retention and public engagement opportunity. Two other keynote speakers, Andres Lara and Jai Steadman, addressed prospective students and a broader audience from the campus community at separate events on Nov. 7 and Nov. 10 at the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium and the Nebraska American Indian Leadership Symposium.

News Release Contacts: Writer: Kelly Bartling University Communications, 402-472-2059
IMAGE CREDIT: By Eric Guo; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk) 03:54, 18 May 2010 (UTC) [CC-BY-2.0], || via Wikimedia Commons

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