The Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement in conjunction with Jackson State University will host a three-day conference designed to inspire and empower today's youth through social activism education and organizing.
The seventh (7th) annual conference will be held MARCH 21-24, 2012 on the campus of Jackson State University and Tougaloo College, Jackson, MS.
Now one of the largest annual gatherings of civil rights veterans in the country, this event brings together civil rights activist, historians, students, community organizers, educators, film makers and producers, 2nd generation activists, grassroots organizations and hundreds of others from across the USA and abroad with today's youth to discuss ways to continue positive change in society.
Having begun in 2004 with small gatherings, the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement became an official arm of Jackson State in 2008. In addition to collecting and archiving oral histories of civil rights veterans across the country, the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement supports persons actively using those stories to continue the pursuit of freedom, justice and equality.
This conference, like others, will allow an exchange of ideas and will engage participants in discussions regarding issues that are important to youth of today.
Registration will begin NOVEMBER 1, 2011. For complete conference details, schedules, to register online, to purchase tickets online, souvenir book form and to volunteer, please visit our website, www.MSCIVILRIGHTSVETERANS.com, or call the office at (601) 979-1515, (601) 918-7809.
LIMITED SEATING TO ALL EVENTS. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER OR PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS, BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2011. EARLY. YOU MAY ALSO DOWNLOAD THE PROPER FORMS AND MAIL IN YOUR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.
Cynthia Goodloe Palmer
Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement
P. O. Box 20978
Jackson, MS 39289
(601) 979-1515 office
(601) 918-7809 cell
Office located on the campus of Jackson State University
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Ayer Hall, 3rd Floor
Jackson, MS 39217
"Empowering the Next Generation: Passing It On To Carry It On"
Hollis Watkins, Chairman
Frank Figgers, Vice Chairman
Margaret Kibbee, Secretary
Harriett Tanzman, Assistant Secretary
Nsombi Lambright, Treasurer
Rev. Willie Blue, Chaplain
Owen Brooks, Oral Historian
Cynthia Palmer, Executive Director
Board Members: Rev. Willie Blue * Owen Brooks * Mac Arthur Cotton * Frank Figgers * Lawrence Guyot * Jessie Harris * Derrick Johnson * D'Quincy Johnson * Frankye Adams Johnson * CJ Jones * Margaret Kibbee * Nsombi Lambright * Marilyn Lowen * Euvester Simpson * Cynthia Dorsey Smith * Dr. Frank Smith * Bobby Talbert * Harriett Tanzman * Brenda Travis * Rev. Annie Travis * Hollis Watkins