Rev. Jackson's diversity lecture is today

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., will deliver the keynote address in the Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium at 11:30 a.m., today at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

The speech is a ticketed event. Free tickets remain available through the Lied Center for Performing Arts ticket office.

Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past 40 years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. In 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. President and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, Jackson has been called the “conscience of the nation” and “the great unifier,” challenging America to establish just and humane priorities. He is known for bringing people together on common ground across lines of race, class, gender and belief.

Jackson’s speech, “There’s Still More to Be Done,” will be followed by a question-and-answer session with select audience members.

The Nebraska Black Leadership Symposium is the final of three diversity leadership symposia hosted by UNL in November. The other two events were the Nebraska American Indian Leadership Symposium on Nov. 7 and the Nebraska Latino Leadership Symposium on Nov. 10.

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