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Civil Rights Presentation to be held at JCC on February 9

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Social Science Department and Center for Community Studies will host a public presentation by civil rights activist, Lecia Brooks, titled Community Voices for Social Change on February 92017 at 12:30 p.m. in Jules Center, Room 6-002. The presentation, commemorating the Civil Rights Movement, is held in observation of Black History Month. The public is welcome to attend. 

Lecia Brooks, is the Outreach Director at Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. With a focus on promoting tolerance and diversity, Brooks travels around the country to present on a wide variety of topics pertaining to the American Civil Rights Movement.

Dedicated to seeking justice for the most vulnerable and marginalized of society, the Southern Poverty Law Center uses litigation, education and other forms of advocacy to address topics on hate and extremism, children’s rights, immigrant justice, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) rights, economic justice and criminal justice reform. The Southern Poverty Law Center works to inspire positive social change while honoring past sacrifices made by people.

“Inclusion and diversity are two of JCC’s core values. As a leader in the community, JCC seeks to educate both the campus and wider community on both national and global issues,” says Dr. Joshua Canale, history instructor at JCC.

For more information about the Community Voices for Social Change presentation at JCC, please contact the JCC Liberal Arts Division at (315) 786-2414.