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29 Thu Nov 2018

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM
Marines' Memorial Theatre, Second Floor
609 Sutter Street, San Francisco


The Rev. Jesse Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. For more than five decades, from working with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to his own two presidential campaigns and beyond, Jackson 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 Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

As America grapples with polarization and increased threats of violence against social and political leaders, various ethnic groups, and the media, is it still possible for Americans to lessen the heated rhetoric and bridge divides? Come for a conversation with a man who has been called the “conscience of the nation.” Jackson will discuss the possibilities for America to be inclusive and to find common ground across lines of race, culture, class, gender and belief.

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Each year, we bring more than 400 events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 25,000 members and the public.

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