The University of San Francisco will host civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. for a community conversation as part of USF’s African American History Celebration. The event from 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., on February 8, includes a one-on-one interview with Rev. Jackson and Dr. Clarence B. Jones Sr., a former speechwriter, attorney, and advisor to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Diversity Scholar at USF, followed by an audience question-and-answer session.
Discussion topics include:
What does African American History Month mean to Rev. Jackson?
How has Rev. Jackson shaped Black history?
Rev. Jackson’s relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King
Presidential run…How 1984 and 1988 set up 2008
Rev. Jackson’s take on President Obama’s impact & legacy
The 2016 Election – Trump, Clinton, Sanders
The Trump Administration
How Rev. Jackson has been leading the charge to bring diversity to Silicon Valley—from the security shack to the boardrooms of Apple, Intel, HP, etc.
What’s Next for Rev. Jackson?
The USF event will be held on the campus at 2130 Fulton Street in the university’s McLaren Conference Center.
Reverend Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious, and political figures. Over the past 50 years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Rev. Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.
Reverend Jackson has been called the “Conscience of the Nation” and “the Great Unifier,” challenging America to be inclusive and to establish just and humane priorities for the benefit of all. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, culture, class, gender, and belief.
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