Human Rights Institute Lunch Talk: A People-Centered Approach to Economic Justice in Jackson, Mississippi

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107
Feb 12
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107

Speaker: Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Mayor, Jackson, Mississippi. Introduced by: Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture, Columbia Law School. 

Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba will speak about his own work advancing human rights as Mayor of Jackson. From the perspective of a lawyer, community organizer and social change leader, the Mayor will discuss the challenges and opportunities he faces as a progressive mayor of a historically Black city. The talk will highlight Jackson’s innovative cooperative economic development model rooted in community ownership and participatory democracy. 

All are welcome and lunch will be provided. 

This event is part of the Human Rights Institute’s 20th Anniversary Series “Resist, Decolonize, Create,” a year-long exploration of tactics by leading activists and thinkers to resist abuse, create opportunities to expand justice, and decolonize the human rights field, while celebrating and sharing the Human Rights Institute’s groundbreaking work. 

Co-sponsors include SJI, Columbia Law School, BLSA, RightsLink, AAPF/CISPS and HRLR.