August 10, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. EDT
We thank parents, students, former and current educators, and childcare providers for their participation in making our 1st conference July 20-22, 2023 a success (2023 Education and Culture Conference).
We thank all our partners: Wayfinder Foundation and Racial Justice NOW for all your support and contribution.
To our dynamic keynote speaker, Dr. Stacey Patton and other speakers and panelists: Dr. James B. Pratt, Jr., Mya Burns, Dr. Marvin Haire, Mr. McInnis, Greg Griffin, Hashim Jabar, Dr. Chike Akua, Curtis Hills, Ke'Shaela Parker, Rodreckeanne Barnes, Steven Burns, Kali Johnson, and those who names were not mentioned (we do not want to forget anyone) - All of you were brilliant and well prepared to share your knowledge and expertise.
A special thank you to the Peace Drummers and Dancers for each day opening ceremony, Libation, Coreaner Price, for the stunning decorations, Families as Allies who provided childcare and gift cards for some of our parents, Amari Akua for video/photos, Kameisha Smith for the banners/conference bags, and other decorations, Maxine's Old School Kitchen and Hideaway catering, Twisted Pretzel for the delicious ice cream (the children loved it), volunteer servers, your help was truly appreciated.
Lastly, great job Coalition Planning Team & Members....
Our first 3-day Conference partnering with Wayfinder and Racial Justice NOW
Please save the date and plan to attend. More details forthcoming....
KAMEISHA SMITH, youth program director for Nollie Jenkins Family Center, shares her experience as a student subjected to corporal punishment in her article with Teen Vogue, Corporal Punishment in Schools: Black Students Suffer Physical Abuse in the Classroom.
Mississippi State Conference NAACP members, partner organizations, and leaders will come together at the Capitol
for an advocacy day to emphasize the need for action on policy issues that affect communities of color across the state.
The day will begin with a discussion on legislative priorities at the Two Mississippi Museums about the issues that matter most to our members, communities of color, and other underrepresented populations
across the state.
The event will include a luncheon at the museums and a press conference on the south steps of the Capitol.
Day at a Glance:
11:00am - 12:50pm
Program & Lunch at Two
Mississippi Museums Auditorium
12:50pm - 1:30pm
Drive time to the Capitol for
1:30pm - 2:00pm
Press Conference at the
Capitol on South Steps
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Visits to Legislators
MCADV is hosting Advocacy Day at the State Capitol on February 23, 2023, from 8:30am to 11:30am. Since 2017, we have played a major role in advocating and supporting policies that are life saving for victims and survivors of domestic violence. This year, we will come together to show power in numbers and re-engage with legislators about key issues facing victims of domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.
We have proven to be a united force on supporting victims and survivors of domestic violence. Lending your voice on Advocacy Day will have a great impact. More detailed information will be provided soon.
Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence
MCADV, Jackson, MS 39296
Earcine Evans - Founder/Farmer
Business #: 662-834-2238
Showcasing Native Africa Black Soap, Heritage Shea Butter and healing balms in partnership with the Africa Shea Tree Parkland produced by Fair Trade Women Farmer Cooperatives.
Living with Dignity.
Join United Women in Faith members and friends to learn about the vital work of ending corporal punishment in schools.
Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) COVID, TECHNOLOGY and EDUCATION COMMUNITY PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH
(DSC CTED CPAR)
This project engages students and parents in designing an carrying out research on the use of technology during COVID-19 pandemic and its ongoing impacts on public education, school climate, discipline and criminalization.
Parents and Students are asked to participate in completing an online survey. For participating, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.
Here are the links:
"CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IS VIOLENCE": BLACK COMMUNITIES VOW TO BAN SCHOOL PADDLING
By Laurie Udesky
May 1, 2022
MiindSite News - Shining a Light on Mental Health
Alabama elementary school principal accused of ‘excessive paddling’ of student. Principal on leave in Lawrence County.
Click to review video:
By Caroline Klapp and Andrew McMunn Published: Apr. 12, 2022 at 12:21 PM CDT
Meet Ellen Reddy, Executive Director for Nollie Jenkins Family for twenty-five plus years. She is responsible for conducting the day-to-day activities, including financial, administrative, and programmatic work of a community-based organization that develops grassroots leaders, community organizers, parents, students, and other members of the African American community in Holmes County. Hear more from Ellen on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Kameisha Smith, from Lexington, MS, the Youth Program Coordinator for Nollie Jenkins Family Center. She is known for her vision, passion, and dedication to improving the lives of youth in her community. Hear more from Kameisha on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Breon Wells, a policy advisor, social impact strategist, communications expert, racial equity consultant, thought leader, public speaker, Faith leader, and author. Breon is featured on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Christopher Scott, a Senior Program Manager for Open Society U.S.’s Innovation team focusing on democratizing education and dismantling inequities, reparative justice, and innovative practices and policies to advance alternative paradigms to punitive practices and policies and democratizing public spaces and resources. Chris is featured on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA’s National Director of Policy, Advocacy, and Community Engagement. She supports the integration and coordination of national and state policy reform efforts impacting school finance, school discipline and safety, education for emergent bilingual students, preparation and access to higher education, and community-led, culturally-sustaining schools. Hear more from Morgan on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Meet James Bernard Pratt, Jr., Ph.D., a passionate advocate for human rights, justice, and violence reduction. James is an Albany, Ga, native, award-winning public speaker, organizer, politician, non-profit board member, and professor. Hear more from Dr. Pratt on our latest episode of MS Speaks: The Legacy of the Lash. http://onevoicems.org/mississippi-speaks/
Corporal Punishment was used in Schools 4,300 times last year. Here's what Districts are doing to change that.
By: Julia James, 2/7/23
MS Coalition with other organizations seeks to end corporal punishment in schools.
Interview with: Lacey Alexander - December 2022
Ellen Reddy & Breon Wells
MSCECP BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Interview with: Lacey Alexander published 11/14/22
COALITION AIMS TO END CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN MISSISSIPPI SCHOOLS
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER IN HOUSTON, TX.
NJFC & CJSF WILL FACILITATE A WORKSHOP SESSION: "HEALING & POWER BUILDING TO END CORPORAL PUNISHMENT"
SPEAKERS: ELLEN REDDY, JANICE HARPER, AND CIERRA KALER-JONES
Sexual Assault Awareness Month is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.
"WOMEN PROVIDING HEALING, PROMOTING HOPE"
2/2011: Carpentry Class/Course. NJFC partnered with MS Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) offering a 9-week national accredited 300-hours carpentry course training class program to local area youth and young adults 18-24 years.
One of Holmes County Senior Citizen, the Late Mr. George Anderson accepted the role as teacher and provider the training; as an experienced certified carpenter for more than 30 years. His contribution to the success of this training program afforded participants with an opportunity to improve their economic well-being.