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October 26, 1994
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Jesse Jackson to Speak at Eisenhower
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson will speak on children's issues
at the Johns Hopkins University on Thursday, Nov. 17. The talk
will take place at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins
Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Admission is open to the
public, but due to space limitations, will be offered to those
who have picked up free tickets by calling (410) 516-7683.
Jackson will speak on the economics of race and childhood at
the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, a 28-year-old, student-
organized lecture series. He is appearing at the invitation of
Hopkins seniors Margaret Huh and Indrani Pia Pyne. The series is
titled "Without a Voice: Dilemmas of Growing Up in America," and
focuses on children's issues. The symposium began Oct. 4, and
continues through Dec. 1.
Jackson's career began after his graduation from the Chicago
Theological Seminary, when he served as an assistant to the Rev.
Martin Luther King in the Southern Christian Leadership
Conference. Since then, he has emerged a well-known human rights
advocate on domestic and international affairs. Jackson was a
central figure in leading the movement against South African
apartheid, as well as in the liberation of Namibia and Angola. He
has served the U.S. government in obtaining release of many
prisoners and hostages abroad.
Jackson ran highly public campaigns for the U.S. presidency
in 1984 and 1988, and currently serves as a shadow senator
representing the District of Columbia, a role in which he
advocates statehood for the district. In 1986 he founded the
National Rainbow Coalition, a social justice organization.
No tickets are necessary for the Eisenhower Symposium's other
lectures, which include:
All lectures take place at 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall. For
information, call (410) 516-7683.
- Nov. 1: Joe Clark, former principal and
in New Jersey public high schools, on the role of discipline and
structure in children's lives
- Nov. 3: Stephanie Coontz, author of "The Way
We Never Were," on
the current status of parenting and families
- Nov. 15: Faculty panel from the Johns
Hopkins School of Hygiene
and Public Health, on children's health care issues
- Nov. 29: A panel of parents, educators and
community leaders, on
the plight of inner city children
- Dec. 1: Marcia Robinson-Lowry, director of
rights division of the American Civil Liberties Union, on
children and the legal system.
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