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Rev. Jesse Jackson 2018 Black History Scholarship Gala speaker

Rev. Jesse Jackson
2018 BH Scholarship Gala

 

The Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak at 2018 HCC Black History Scholarship Gala

The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be the keynote speaker at the 2018 Houston Community College Black History Scholarship Gala.

The gala will be held 6 p.m., Saturday, February 24, at the HCC West Houston Institute, 2811 Hayes Rd., Houston, TX 77082.

The West Houston Institute is a new, visionary facility comprised of state-of-the-art classrooms and conference spaces, all designed to serve as a real-world think tank and incubator for new methods of teaching, learning and exploring ideas.

Jackson will speak on this year’s gala theme: “The Politics Of.” Now in its 12th year, the HCC Black History Scholarship Gala raises funds for deserving HCC students.

Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Jackson worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960s. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Jackson is a two-time presidential candidate, and has been credited with securing the release of hostages and political prisoners through diplomacy. He was ordained in 1968 and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2000.

In addition to Jackson’s speech, other prominent leaders in Houston’s business, education, sports, entertainment and political communities will be recognized with Lifetime Achievement Awards and Unstoppable Leadership honors at the scholarship gala.

 

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Attend our five free panel discussions throughout Black History Month

The HCC Black History Committee is pleased to offer The Politics Of, a new, groundbreaking five-part series of panel discussions on topics vitally important and of great interest in our community and city. Attendance is free and open to all.

This year, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and a national politician is the keynote speaker. Rev. Jackson is a profoundly eloquent civil rights leader whose candid opinions about American politics, international human rights, and equality are thought-provoking and always memorable.

Rev. Jackson’s speech parallels the theme and message of this year’s gala.

We are examining The Politics Of the following topics on the following times, days and locations:

The Politics of Sports - 7 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2018, HCC Central, Room 100, Learning Hub Science Building, 1300 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004.

The Politics of Education - 7 p.m., Thursday, February 8, 2018, HCC Central, Room 100, Learning Hub Science Building, 1300 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004.

The Politics of Urban Gentrification - 7 p.m., Thursday, February 15, 2018, HCC Central, Room 100, Learning Hub Science Building, 1300 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004.

The Politics of Safety at Worship - 7 p.m., Thursday, February 22, 2018, HCC Central, Room 100, Learning Hub Science Building, 1300 Holman St., Houston, TX 77004.

The Politics of Entertainment - 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, HCC Southwest West Loop Campus, 5601 W. Loop South, Houston, TX  77081.

 

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