About the event:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration presents:
Reverend Jesse Jackson
Thursday, January 24
Jon M. Huntsman Center
University of Utah
The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson is a world-renowned civil rights activist and politician who worked closely with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For his work in social disparities, Rev. Jackson has been awarded various recognitions, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation's highest honor bestowed upon civilians. Originally part of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, Rev. Jackson has continued to fight for social equality across races as well as labor in international disputes, working to free many imprisoned U.S. citizens in other countries. In addition to running twice in the presidential race, Rev. Jackson has served as the U.S. Senator from Washington, D.C. and as a special envoy to Africa. One of Rev. Jackson's greatest legacies is the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, which is a progressive organization he established to fight for social change across races and a range of issues. Rev. Jackson has never stopped working for civil rights, and continues to be an inspiration in the fight for social change and racial equality.
The Huntsman Center allow us to accommodate multiple school and community groups.
Ticketing information will be forthcoming on our website: http://diversity.utah.edu/