Welcome to Jackson 2000

Jackson 2000 is a 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to bringing the community together in the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area by promoting racial harmony through dialogue and understanding. 

Learn more about our organization on the About Jackson 2000 page.

Big Event:

25th Anniversary Friendship Ball Gala

April 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Please join us for fun and fellowship as we celebrate 25 years as an organization and honor worthy individuals in our community.

The 25th Anniversary Friendship Gala honors Mr. Michael Raff and Mayor Chowke Lumumba (posthumously).

This semi-formal affair promises to be a fun-filled evening of renewing friendships and building new relationships as a means to improving diverse relations through open and honest discussion of all issues of public concern.

Buffet-style dinner, cash bar, live music.

Our Services:

Jackson 2000 Dialogue Circles and Projects

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.

Community Impact:

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 Dominic DeLeo, Dialogue Circle committee coordinator by email at deleo.dominic@gmail.com to discuss setting up a program at their school.

Social Media:

Jackson 2000 on Facebook

Special Thanks:

Jackson 2000 thanks the Nissan Foundation for its generous support in 2013-2014. 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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