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Event features Equal Justice Society president, co-founder Eva Patterson

The Robert H. Jackson Center is welcoming Eva Paterson, president and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society, as its guest for Tea Time with the Jackson Center on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. live on the center’s public Facebook page.

Paterson has campaigned for civil rights with passion, courage and tenacity for more than four decades. Paterson is the president and a co-founder of the Equal Justice Society, a legal organization transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts. paterson and Kristan McMahon, president of the Jackson Center, will discuss the work of the Equal Justice Society to further equity and equality.

“Equal Justice Society has been a leading voice in racial equity discussions through its advocacy work and artistic commissions,” McMahon said. “Equity and equality are difficult, ever-changing topics, especially in conjunction with race. EJS has a unique approach to creating the space necessary for these discussions and bringing people together. We hope our conversation inspires our audiences to examine their own definitions of equity and equality, challenge their own biases, and seek or create opportunities in their communities to narrow this gap.”

Tea Time with the Jackson Center takes both a look back at Jackson’s place in history and a look forward, showing how his legacy influences current events and discussions today. A Facebook account is not required to watch the Tea Time conversation, and it can be accessed through www.facebook.com/roberthjacksoncenter at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28.

The Jackson Center welcomes comments and questions during and after the live program. Facebook account holders can comment directly on the live stream during the broadcast. Those without a Facebook account can email any questions to info@roberthjackson.org. The recordings of the programs are posted to the Robert H. Jackson Center’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/user/RobertHJacksonCenter the following day.

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