Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - email@example.com
CLARKSDALE – A group of Coahoma Community Honors College students recently joined in a statewide discussion on social justice issues during the 2016 Mississippi Black Leadership Summit (MBLS).
Hosted Oct. 20-21 in Jackson, Miss by the non-profit, civic engagement organization OneVoice, the MBLS presented Tigers with the opportunity to help develop innovative strategies and programs that support and foster independence and self-direction of traditionally marginalized community groups.
During the 2-day conference, students joined CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner in attending several panel discussions, including “The Partnership for Progress Luncheon”, led by speakers Judith Browne Dianis, a civil rights attorney, and Cassandra Williams, the superintendent of Canton Public Schools.
“This was by far the most eye-opening and educational luncheon I have attended,” said sophomore CCC Honors College student Shalom Wallace of Alligator, Miss.
Other presentations included “Social Justice in the South”; “Improving School Climate”; and “Using an Early Warning System to End the Schoolhouse-to-Jailhouse Pipeline.”
In addition, Tigers had the opportunity to participate in an open discussion on the topic “Motivating and Protecting the Vote.”
CCC Honors College Coordinator Jeremy Pittman said the discussion was particularly educational for students as it gave them the opportunity to interact and share ideas with the other attendees.
"I have attended the Mississippi Black Leadership Summit for the past three years and each year it keeps getting better,” said Pittman. “They had some great panelist, and it was a great opportunity to expose Coahoma Community College students to social justice issues.”
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