With Justice For All: Human Rights and Civil Rights at Home and Abroad
The University Forum Lecture series is one of the longest running such series at Appalachian State University and it provides opportunities for the students, faculty and staff at the university and for people in the surrounding region to hear some of the most stimulating speakers in the country. On October 18, 2018 @ 7pm Appalachian State University will be hosting Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr.. He is the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and one of America's foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.