e-Newsletter of Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary | February 9, 2012 Twitter Facebook

Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak on campus

One of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures, the Reverend Jesse Jackson will present a lecture focusing on poverty and inequality when he visits Moravian College on Tuesday, February 14, at noon in Johnston Hall. The program, A Conversation with Jesse Jackson is open to the public and admission is free.

The program moderators will be Grace Ji-Sun Kim, associate professor of doctrinal theology, Moravian Theological Seminary, and James Braxton Peterson, director of Africana studies and associate professor of English at Lehigh University.

Jackson, an African-American civil rights activist and Baptist minister, is the founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Over the past 40 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 Rev. Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. For a complete biography, visit:

The program, A Conversation with Reverend Jesse Jackson--Poverty and Inequality, is sponsored by Moravian College’s Office of Institutional Diversity, IDEA, Moravian Theological Seminary, Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges, and the Moravian College IN FOCUS program.

As part of his visit to the Lehigh Valley, Jackson will speak about leadership and co-education (40-Year Celebration) at Lehigh University on the evening of Monday, February 13. The program moderators will be Lehigh’s Dr. James Braxton Peterson and Moravian’s Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim.