3.22.2011

Headed To The Sixth Annual Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference: "Too Much Reform and Not Enough Change"

The Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement at Jackson State University will host a three-day conference featuring The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Shirley Sherrod and Myrlie Evers-Williams on its 1400 John R. Lynch St. campus March 23-26.

The sixth annual conference, themed “Too Much Reform and Not Enough Change. NEEDED: A New Grassroots Movement for Change in EDUCATION,” is designed to inspire and empower youth through social activism education. Topics include: “The Threat to Free Speech,” “Cradle to Prison Pipeline,” and “Islamophobia and Religious Intolerance.”

Now one of the largest annual gatherings of civil rights veterans in the country, this event brings together civil rights activists, historians, students, community organizers, educators, filmmakers and producers, second generation activists, grassroots organizations and hundreds of others from across the United States and abroad with today’s youth to discuss ways to continue positive change in society.

Other special guests confirmed this year are Marion Barry, Washington D.C. councilman; Kathleen Cleaver, Yale professor and former Black Panther; Haki Madhubuti, author and poet; and Karima Al-Amin, community activist. For more information on registration and to see the entire conference schedule, visit: www.mscivilrightsveterans.org

***Breaking News Update March 23, 2011***
(FinalCall.com) - The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Sixty Annual Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference on Friday, March 25, 2001 at Mississippi's Jackson State University. The conference keynote address is scheduled to be carried live via webcast starting at: 7:30PM Central Time, Friday, March 25 at http://www.NOI.org/webcast/.