UPDATED: Mayor Lumumba Planning April 4 Town Hall Event in Jackson with Bernie Sanders | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

UPDATED: Mayor Lumumba Planning April 4 Town Hall Event in Jackson with Bernie Sanders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, spoke at the March on Mississippi in Canton on Saturday, March 4, supporting efforts of some workers at the Nissan plant to unionize.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, spoke at the March on Mississippi in Canton on Saturday, March 4, supporting efforts of some workers at the Nissan plant to unionize. Photo by Arielle Dreher.

The City of Jackson just sent this press statement confirming that it is planning a town-hall meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, April 4, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula St. in Jackson (doors open at 6 p.m.). Verbatim:

Jackson, MS – The City of Jackson will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King through a conversation titled, “Examining Economic Justice 50 Years Later.” This will be a moderated conversation between Senator Bernie Sanders and Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

Due to an overwhelming response to the upcoming conversation with Mayor Lumumba and Senator Bernie Sanders, our venue has changed to accommodate more participants. This event will be held at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula St. Jackson, MS 39205. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.

A multimedia campaign to gather public input will launch Friday, March 30, 2018, and end Tuesday, April 3, 2018, to ensure diverse participation of Jacksonians pre, during and post the event. A limited number of question cards will be available from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. the day of the event.

The commemoration is yet another effort by the Mayor to drive the development and sustainability of the people’s vision for the City of Jackson.

For more information, contact 601-960-1084.

Note: This post has been updated with information to reflect a location change. The conversation was previously set to take place at the Alamo Theater in the Historic Farish Street District.

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