Jackson 2000 is pleased to announce that the 2017 Friendship Ball will honor two very worth Jacksonians—Ms. Pamela D.C. Junior and Dr. Robert Luckett

Ms. Junior is the long-time director of Smith Robertson Museum and the incoming director of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. 

Dr. Luckett is an associate professor at Jackson State University and the director of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center.

The Friendship Ball will take place on April 22, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

See more information on the Friendship Ball here.

2017 Undoing Racism Workshop Scheduled

Jackson 2000 has scheduled the 2017 'Undoing Racism in Jackson' workshop in conjunction with the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond out of New Orleans. 

Save the Dates: May 18-19; location Tougaloo College

"The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond focuses on understanding what racism is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Our workshops utilize a systemic approach that emphasizes learning from history, developing leadership, maintaining accountability to communities, creating networks, undoing internalized racial oppression and understanding the role of organizational gate keeping as a mechanism for perpetuating racism."

Spring Dialogue Circles

Jackson 2000 is recruiting now for two new Dialogue Circle cohorts to take place on three consecutive weekends in March and April.

Spring Group #1: Three Sunday sessions (3/26, 4/2, 4/9) from 5pm-7:30pm

Spring Group #2: Three Saturday sessions (4/8, 4/15, 4/22) from 9am-11:30am

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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 lpr430@gmail.com  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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