30th FLH Memorial Symposium – The Children’s Crusade, 1963-2013: From Youth Activism to Youth Advocacy

September 16th, 2013 by fannielou

The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO
the 30th Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Symposium:
“The Children’s Crusade, 1963-2013:
From Youth Activism to Youth Advocacy”
In 1963, the nation and the world watched as children across the American South made history in the struggle for civil rights.  From Jackson, Mississippi, to Birmingham, Alabama, children joined a cause that ultimately benefited future generations of young people.  Their efforts in the fight for equality became their badge of honor.  Fifty years later, the children’s crusade has taken on new life as advocates confront issues, from quality education to incarceration, affecting America’s young people. 
Come and be a part of this years’ symposium: “The Children’s Crusade, 1963-2013: From Youth Activism to Youth Advocacy” and bear witness to the testimonies of young people, then and now.
 Wednesday, October 2, 2013; 6:00 p.m.
  • (Gallery 1, 1100 John R. Lynch Street, Suite 4, Jackson Mississippi)
  • Reception to follow
Thursday, October 3, 2012; 10:00 a.m. – 3:50 p.m.
10:00 AM – Keynote Address
1:00 PM – Session II – Remembering the 1963 Jackson Children's March
2:30 PM – Session III – Youth Activism & Youth Advocacy in the 21st Century 
WHERE: Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building, Room 166/266, Jackson State University
special guests:
Mrs. Frankye Adams – Johnson, Veteran of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement; Ms. Natalie Collier, ‎Regional Youth Director at Children's Defense Fund; Ms. Noel Didla, Instructor of English, Jackson State University; Mr. Jed Oppenheim, Senior Advocate, Mississippi Initiatives, Southern Poverty Law Center; Mr. George Chuck Patterson, Institute for Democratic Education in America; Mr. Albert Sykes, Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Young People’s Project (YPP) and more…
For more information, please contact The Hamer Institute at (601) 979-1562,
601-979-1563 or email: hamer.institute@jsums.edu.
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