Next Event:

Jackson 2000 Holiday Social

Join the Board of Directors and the Jackson 2000 membership for a holiday get-together. Wine, soft drinks and light appetizers will be served.

Date: December 18, 2014

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Place: Municipal Art Gallery

More event information: click here.


A Successful Day of Dialogue On Race










On November 12, 2014 Jackson 2000 held its first ever Day of Dialogue on Race at the Jackson State University E-Center. Participants arrived at 8:30am and spent a full day getting to know each other and discussing racial issues. Among the participants were nearly 30 students from nearby Wingfield High School. In total, including our facilitators, we had nearly 90 people participate in the Day of Dialogue event. 

We thank all of our participants for being a part of this experience, and
our partners, especially Jackson State University and the Nissan Foundation for helping us to make this happen. A special thanks to our facilitators.
We hope that we will be able to put on another Day of Dialogue in the spring of 2015.


2014 Friendship Golf Outing Photos:

Thanks to event sponsors, team sponsors and golfers who participated. It was a great day and a wonderful opportunity to get together!


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

Photo Wall: Friendship Ball Gala

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.


IN MEMORIUM

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

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