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Mississippi Day of Empathy

March 05, 2019 at 12pm - 2pm | Mississippi State Capitol Steps | 400 High St Jackson, MS 39201 United States | Map and directions ›

Mississippi will have a rally with individuals who have been affected by incarceration in the state. The rally will be comprised of various speakers and a visual demonstration with 76 pinwheels in memory of the 76 individuals who died in Mississippi prisons last year. Following the rally, we will have a press conference. After the press conference, we will meet with legislators to discuss the status and future of justice in Mississippi.

12pm: Rally
12:40pm: Press conference
1pm: Meeting with legislators and stakeholders

Speakers: Monica Atkins, Pauline Rogers, Mayor of Jackson Chokwe Lamumba (TBD), CJ Rhodes, Miss Mississippi (TBD)

Participating Legislators: State Rep. Cheikh Taylor State Sen. Derrik Simmons

Participating Organzations: Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP/ One Voice, ACLU of Mississippi, Supporting Inmates and their Loved Ones, Clergy for Prison Reform

Event Date and Time

March 05, 2019 at 12pm - 2pm

Event Description (if available)

Mississippi will have a rally with individuals who have been affected by incarceration in the state. The rally will be comprised of various speakers and a visual demonstration with 76 pinwheels in memory of the 76 individuals who died in Mississippi prisons last year. Following the rally, we will have a press conference. After the press conference, we will meet with legislators to discuss the status and future of justice in Mississippi.

12pm: Rally
12:40pm: Press conference
1pm: Meeting with legislators and stakeholders

Speakers: Monica Atkins, Pauline Rogers, Mayor of Jackson Chokwe Lamumba (TBD), CJ Rhodes, Miss Mississippi (TBD)

Participating Legislators: State Rep. Cheikh Taylor State Sen. Derrik Simmons

Participating Organzations: Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP/ One Voice, ACLU of Mississippi, Supporting Inmates and their Loved Ones, Clergy for Prison Reform


Event Location and Contact Information (if available)

Mississippi State Capitol Steps
400 High St
Jackson, MS 39201
United States
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Contact: Britton Smith

Event RSVP

1 RSVP
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