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Progressive Mississippi mayor to present Glassman Lecture

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Date(s) - 02/24/2022
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


CARBONDALE, Ill. — Chokwe Antar Lumumba, an attorney and the progressive mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, will discuss his plans to revitalize that city based on a concept of “dignity economy” during a lecture next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Lumumba’s presentation, “From Exploitation to Empowerment: Lessons from Jackson, Mississippi, and the way forward,” is this spring’s Michael and Nancy Glassman Distinguished Lecture presented by the University Honors Program. The talk and reception is from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium.

The program will also be available for viewing via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public but those wishing to attend virtually must pre-register. People who want to attend in person must follow current campus and state pandemic safety protocols and wear masks in shared indoor spaces.

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