Youth Media Project 2017 Report

With another successful summer session in the books, YMP's Donna Ladd visits with Dialogue Jackson to update the membership on the state of the project, the work accomplished by students and the effect that changing the narrative and giving young people access to communications tools can make in our community.

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June Luncheon

The Woolworth Sit-In

June 14, 2017, 11:45am-1pm

Join us for a discussion of the Woolworth Sit-In with the curator of the new exhibit at the Smith Robertson Museum that commemorates the event.

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Our Services:

Jackson 2000 Dialogue Circles

Jackson 2000's signature service to the community are the Dialogue Circles that we offer in a number of different contexts. Dialogue Circles are structured, facilitated discussions among diverse groups of individuals in a comfortable, safe setting. 

The goal is to open up about issues -- both sensitive issues and personal experiences -- to better understand one another. The result is frequently new friendships and relationships that can continue beyond the Circle into the community as a whole.

Youth Dialogue Circles


Alumni of the Youth Dialogue Circles sessions held between Jim Hill High School and North West Rankin joined together in Jim Hill’s homecoming day parade on Friday, October 5, 2012 to march together for understanding and racial diversity, despite being rivals in the game held later that night.

The students from the two schools had participated in a dialogue circle earlier in the year that created lasting memories and friendships, encouraging the students and school educators to continue with the program. They are scheduled to have more group sessions in 2013, preceded by a joint community service project with Habitat for Humanity in November. The success of this pilot youth program has encouraged Jackson 2000, with the help of motivated teachers and school administrations, to expand into other local high schools. 

Interested teachers or administrators can contact LaShaunda Rene, Dialogue Circle coordinator by email at  to discuss setting up a program at their school.

Welcome to Dialogue Jackson!

Dialogue Jackson (formerly Jackson 2000) is a non-profit corporation based in Jackson, Mississippi that is dedicated to fostering understanding and building harmony between people of different races, ethnicities and backgrounds. Currently in our 27th year, Dialogue Jackson presents monthly issue luncheons, free social events and ongoing Dialogue Circles that promote discussion, understanding, friendships and better working relationships throughout the community.

Special Thanks!

Dialogue Jackson/Jackson 2000 thanks the Nissan Foundation for its generous support in 2013-2017. The foundation's support has allowed us to expand our adult Dialogue Circle program and enabled us to create both high school and college dialogue circle programs.

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