Robert Jackson to Speak at UE’s Take a Stand Against Racism with the YWCA

Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018

Robert Jackson will be the keynote speaker for the second annual Take a Stand Against Racism with the YWCA at the University of Evansville. Jackson’s topic will be “Respect and Compassion for All.” The event is Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, Room 251, Ridgway University Center. This is free and open to the public.

Jackson is the author of The No More Excuses Curriculum, featuring the books, Black Men Stand Up!, The Workbook: A Boys Guide to Manhood, The Workbook: A Girls Guide to Womanhood, Solutions to Educating Black and Latino Males and Put a Stop to Bullying. He is a nationally renowned speaker, educator, consultant, and owner of Lavelle Publishing and Robert Jackson Consulting.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Western Kentucky University where he lettered four years in football and track. After being cut from the NFL Minnesota Vikings, Jackson began teaching. Wanting to make a bigger impact on education, he began conducting professional development workshops and keynotes nationally for educators, parents and students. He is committed to serving his community as mentor and leader, especially on issues facing African American and Latino students.

He is an active Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men and Bachelor Benedict Club and a member of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

He has received numerous awards for his work, including the Bridge Building Award from Collaborate to Save our Sons for his leadership and mentorship toward youth and adults nationally, The Do Something Positive, Be Something Positive Award for his leadership in the community, Civil Rights Justice by Action Youth Award from National Organization of Black Law Enforcement for his tireless work with students nationally.

Other activities planned include:

11:15 a.m.: Stand Against Racism Pledge

2:00-5:00 p.m.:  Community information tables with prizes and giveaways.

3:00-4:00 p.m.:  Open Mic with poetry, monologues, and passive poster protest display. All are welcome to participate.

4:00- 5:00 p.m.: Panel discussion with community leaders on racial justice and equality.

In the event of rain, these activities will move inside the Ridgway University Center.

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