APRIL 2018 LUNCHEON
2018 Friendship Ball
To further our goal of reaching out to the community to facilitate discussion among people of different races, backgrounds and ethnicities -- we're throwing a special event in April to bring Jackson together.
WHEN: Sat., April 21, 2018
ATTIRE: Business Casual
Bill Chandler, an immigrant and human rights activist is the MIRA (Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance) Executive Director
The School Bell Still Rings for JPS
Each day, Jackson Public Schools students attend classes, while the future of their District is being put to the test. Join us for projections and conversations with Pam Shaw, President of P3 Strategies, LLC, and mother and JPS Director of Partners in Education, Thea Faulkner.
See the Facebook Live video here:
DREAM DEFERRED: A Mississippi DACA StorySee Daniela Gonzalez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) holder, tell her story from the Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Dialogue Jackson luncheon.
2017 FRIENDSHIP GOLF OUTING PHOTOS
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Friendship Golf Outing this year!
Fall Dialogue Circles Scheduled
Dialogue Jackson'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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.