In honor of our 25th anniversary, Jackson 2000 invites the Greater Jackson community to participate in a special day-long dialogue circle event. The program will feature interactive sessions to facilitate honest and constructive conversations about race and ethnicity in our community.

>> Register Now for the 25th Anniversary Day of Dialogue on October 8, 2014 at the JSU e-Center. Click here for details and online registration.

Next Luncheon: 

Crime, BRAVE, Jackson and Ferguson

> September 10, 2014 from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

In the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, shootings and subsequent protests, Chief Deputy Chris Picou of Hinds County Sheriff's Department and Mr. Marshand Crisler of the City of Jackson will be our speakers at the next Jackson 2000 luncheon on September 10th.

They will discuss plans to implement a plan similar to the BRAVE crime deterrent plan created in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, especially in the context of the Ferguson.

> Online registration

Time: 11:45 AM to 1 PM
Date: Wednesday, Sept 10, 2014
Location: Mississippi Arts Center; 201 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, MS
Admission: $12 ($10 for members)


Members and non-members are encouraged to attend and bring guests. The cost is $12 per person ($10 for current members), payable on site by cash, credit card or check the day of the program, and includes lunch catered by Broad Street Bakery.

The Mississippi Arts Center is the former Mississippi Museum of Art at Lamar and Pascagoula, next to the Planetarium. We meet on the second floor, which is elevator-accessible. Call 601-960-1500 for more information on the Center.

Casual or business casual attire is recommended.

You can register and pay online or RSVP for luncheon to or click here to register online.

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.

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 to discuss setting up a program at their school.

Photo Wall: Friendship Ball Gala

In Memoriam:

We celebrate the memory and mourn the loss of Owen Brooks, our 2012 Friendship Ball Honoree, for his lifetime of contributions to furthering equality and racial harmony.

He will be missed.

- The Board of Jackson 2000

Welcome to Jackson 2000!

Jackson 2000, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in Jackson, Mississippi dedicating to improving understanding and harmony between people of different races, ethnicities and background. Currently in our 25th year, Jackson 2000 offers monthly programming, social events throughout the year and ongoing Dialogue Circles the promote discussion, understanding, friendships and better working relationships throughout the community.

Special Thanks!

Jackson 2000 thanks the Nissan Foundation for its generous support in 2013-2015. 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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