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The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO

The Institute for Social Justice and Race Relations

Present

The JSU Campus Reading Community Book Discussion

“The State of Health and Healthcare in Mississippi”

Featuring Dr. Mario J. Azevedo

 

The Jackson State University Campus Reading Community was launched in Fall 2010 here at Jackson State University. Its vision is to inspire reading throughout the JSU campus and the surrounding community.  Having discussed books such as Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois, Lynch Street by Tim Spofford, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr by Michael V. Williams, James Meredith; Warrior and the America That Created Him, by Meredith Coleman McGee, this Reading Community has been a way to stimulate the intellectual discourse on the campus and surrounding communities.

Please join us Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO exhibit room located at 1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS

In this session of the 2015-2016 academic year, The JSU Campus Reading Community will discuss his book, The State of Health and Healthcare in Mississippi featuring Dr. Mario J. Azevedo, Professor and Dean, The College of Liberal Arts, Jackson State University.

This multidisciplinary book provides the most accurate and most recent information on health and health care in the state of Mississippi. The editor and contributors explain why the state finds itself in precarious health conditions and reveal the prevailing circumstances as the state debates a path toward a comprehensive health care system for its citizens. 

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the Series, please feel free to contact us at 601-979-1563 or 601-979-4348 or email: COFO.Center@jsums.edu

Please visit: www.jsums.edu/HamerInstitute for more details.

Health and Healthcare in Mississippi 4.7.2016

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Summer Youth Workshop Poster 2016

 

The Southern Civil Rights Movement: The Pivotal Role of Young People is a six-day (6) workshop designed for middle and high-school students (7th – 12th graders) interested in learning about the contributions and sacrifices made by people who were their age during the Civil Rights Movement. Participants in the intensive workshop will be guided through the history of the movement via lectures, oral history panels, and group and individual work. The workshop will also explore the nature of American democracy and how engaged citizens can advance democratic ideals in the face of resistance and oppression. 

The 2016 event is scheduled for Monday, June 13th  – Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and will be held on the campus of Jackson State University, COFO Civil Rights Education Center, 1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, Mississippi. The cost for this workshop is $150.00. The workshop will  feature field trips to civil rights landmarks in Jackson, MS, Canton, MS, The Mississippi Delta and Memphis, TN. Students will also be encouraged to participate in a service learning project.   Other benefits of the workshop include:

  1. Notebook and Learning materials;
  2. Lunches, T-shirts and Field trips; and
  3. A workshop ending program conducted the Hamer Institute faculty and students.

If you have a child or know a child in middle school or high school (7th – 12th graders), we are hoping that you will encourage him/her to apply for the workshop because we believe it is an outstanding way for them to advance socially and educationally over the summer break. 

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The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO

The Institute for Social Justice and Race Relations And the College of Education and Human Development Hosts

The JSU Campus Reading Community Book Discussion

Between the World and Me

By Ta-Nehisi Coates”

 

The Jackson State University Campus Reading Community was launched in Fall 2010 here at Jackson State University. Its vision is to inspire reading throughout the JSU campus and the surrounding community.  Having discussed books such as Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr , The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. DuBois, Lynch Street by Tim Spofford, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr by Michael V. Williams, and James Meredith: Warrior and the America That Created Him, by Meredith Coleman McGee,   this Reading Community has been a way to stimulate the intellectual discourse on the campus and surrounding communities.

Please join us Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO exhibit room.

In this session of the 2015-2016 academic year, The JSU Campus Reading Community will discuss the book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Between the World and Me is written as a letter to the author's teenage son about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the United States. Coates recapitulates the American history of violence against black people and the incommensurate policing of black youth. A common theme is his fear of bodily harm. Coates draws from an abridged, autobiographical account of his youth in Baltimore. The work takes inspiration from James Baldwin's 1963 The Fire Next Time. Like Baldwin, Coates does not share in traditional black Christian rhetoric of uplift, and more bleakly believes that no major change in racial justice is likely to come.

This book was written as an open letter from the author to his 15 year old son in hopes that he could begin to understand race in the world as a person of color. "I tell you now that the question of how one should live within a black body, within a country lost in the Dream, is the question of my life… " boldly written with instances we can all relate to as men of color in our pursuit of the American Dream.says Dr. Rodney Washington, Associate Professor, Elementary & Early Childhood, College of Education and Human Development, Jackson State University.

For more information or if you have any questions regarding the Series, please feel free to contact us at 601-979-1563 or 601-979-4348 or email: COFO.Center@jsums.edu

Please visit: www.jsums.edu/HamerInstitute for more details.

 

Between the World and Me

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The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO and The Institute for Social Justice and Race in conjunction with Astro Blackness present

2016 Planet Deep South Colloquium: Speculative Cultural Production and Africanisms in the American Black South.

Planet Deep South is an interdisciplinary colloquium open to all scholars, artists, and students that explore the intellectual and creative expression of African people through a series of panel discussions designed to inspire the inquiry of southern Black cultural production through a historical and speculative lens.  Through an Afro-futuristic outlook, thinkers, writers, musicians and artists envision a Pan African world that is diverse yet specific; imagined, yet real, grounded yet unlimited, extending beyond region, space, and time.

This event will take place on the campus of Jackson State University, February 24th – February 26, 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.jsums.edu/hamerinstitute/planet-deep-south/

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Madison Symposium 2016

A Memorial Symposium on Higher Education -The 24 Year-old Odyssey of the Ayers Litigation: In Remembrance of Attorney Isaiah T. Madison

The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO and The Institute for Social Justice and Race Relations invites you to participate in a symposium established to honor the memory and work of the late Attorney Isaiah T. Madison. He used his legal training to attack issues of injustice and oppression in this country and beyond.  The program will concentrate on his role in the Ayers case and will highlight the major work he has done to elevate the poor and neglected in our society. 

11:30 am – 12:50 pm – Round Table Discussion – The Funding of Black and White Colleges in Mississippi: Ayers v Mabus (1991)

1:00 pm – 2:20 pm – Higher Education Funding: Separate and Unequal

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Closing Reception

This event will take place on the campus of Jackson State University. Visit: http://www.jsums.edu/hamerinstitute/madisonsymposium/ for more details or call 601-979-1563.

 

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James Meredith

The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO and The Institute for Social Justice and Race Relations

present

The JSU Reading Community Book Talk

featuring

Meredith Coleman McGee discussing her book:

James Meredith: Warrior and the America That Created Him

James Meredith is a civil rights icon who took on the U.S. federal government and forced it to take a stand on whether African Americans were entitled to receive higher education at the same schools as whites. The book examines Meredith's early life, his actions that resulted in the integration of the University of Mississippi, his 1966 "March Against Fear," during which he was shot by a shotgun-wielding sniper, and voting rights stories from the civil rights era.

Please join us on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at 6:00 pm at the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO located at 1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217.

For more information, please visit: www.jsums.edu/HamerInstitute or call 601-979-1563

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Jackson State University, College of Liberal Arts, The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO, and The Margaret Walker Center

Present

Alysia Burton Steele

Author of

 Delta Jewels:

In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom

The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO and the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University will host Alysia Burton Steele on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Steele is the author of Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom, a book of oral histories and portraits of over 50 African American church mothers from the Mississippi Delta, including civil rights icon Myrlie Evers-Williams. The book has received national media coverage, including The New York Times, NBC, National Public Radio, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, Southern Living, Essence and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area recently forged the “Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership” with Alysia Burton Steele, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism professor at the University of Mississippi. The partnership will provide opportunities for MDNHA and The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University to present oral history programs and workshops with regional, statewide and national organizations. The partnership is designed to make oral history education and awareness accessible to diverse communities, as well as to promote Mississippi Delta culture and history on a broader scale.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO and the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University will be the second to host an oral history program under this new partnership.

Please join us on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 6:00 at the Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO located at 1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217.

Reception to follow.

 

For more information, please contact The Hamer Institute @ COFO

Visit us online: www.jsums.edu/HamerInstitute

601-979-1563 or 601-979-4348

email: COFO.Center@jsums.edu

 

Alysia Steele Burton

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The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO

Presents the 32nd Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Symposium:

“Nobody’s Free Until Everybody’s Free”

 Policing and Racism in America

Well you might kill me today, but I’m innocent, I’m not guilty, and I will never say I’m guilty.” (Fannie Lou Hamer, Speech at Loop College, 1970). In the 1960’s, police interaction precipitated many of the race riots that plagued urban America. Today, while belief in equal justice stands as a preeminent political tenet of American society, abiding skepticism exists among many racial and ethnic minorities.  Their mistrust is not surprising given the history of differential treatment in the system of criminal justice and police conduct.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015; 6:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO, 1017 John R. Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217

 

Special Guest

Ms. Jasmine Jackson, Moderator, Political Science Student, Jackson State University

Mr. Jimmy L. Bell, Professor, Criminal Justice and Sociology, Jackson State University

Mr. Antar Lumumba, Attorney and Activist, Jackson, Mississippi

Dr. Leniece T. Smith-Davis, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Jackson State University

 

For more information, please contact The Hamer Institute @ COFO

601-979-1563 or 601-979-4348

email: COFO.Center@jsums.edu

FLH 32nd Memorial Symposium

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So You Want to Go to Law School

October 8th, 2015 by fannielou

So you want to go to law school
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The College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology, Institute for Social Justice and Race Relations, and The Fannie Lou Hamer Institute @ COFO partners to bring this HOT TOPIC Tuesday discussion: Depression, Suicide, and Mental Illness: Breaking the Myths in the Black Community. 

Depression, Suicide, and Mental Illness are often seen as myths in the Black community. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, major depressive disorder is "one of the most common mental disorders in the United States."  This discussion is designed to spark a community dialogue on how to decrease stigmatization and increase support for those in need of mental health care. 

Special Guests Include:

Dr. Kearns-Cooper, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Faculty Co-advisor for the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi) Student Circle at JSU;Dr. Juliette Schweitzer, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Faculty Co-advisor for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Club on Campus at JSU; Ms. Alexis Davis, Second-Year Clinical Doctoral Trainee in the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program as well as Founding President and Charter Member of the ABPsi Student Circle at JSU;  and,  Ms. Katharine A. McIntyre, Fourth-Year Clinical Doctoral Trainee in the Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at JSU

Hot topic tuesday - Depression Suicide and Mental Illness

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