Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak at Moravian College
Civil rights leader to speak about poverty and inequality at college on Valentine's Day.
One of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures, the Rev. Jesse Jackson will present a lecture focusing on poverty and inequality when he visits Moravian College on Tuesday, February 14, at noon in Johnston Hall.
The program, “A Conversation with Jesse Jackson,” is open to the public and admission is free. The program moderator will be Grace Kim, associate professor of doctrinal theology, Moravian Theological Seminary.
The doors to Johnston Hall open at 11:30 a.m. Seating is limited.
As part of his visit to the Lehigh Valley, Jackson will also speak about leadership and co-education at Lehigh University on the evening of Monday, February 13.
Jackson, an African-American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, is the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. 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.
On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.