Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation Dinner Has a Great Turnout

Ashtyn Britt
abritt@lc.edu

 

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation hosted a fundraising dinner with special guest speaker Fareed Zakaria of CNN at Lewis and Clark Community College. The event was received with plenty of media coverage, including a press conference, as well as excited donors as they enjoyed a delicious gourmet meal surrounded with beautiful music and a wonderful layout of the dishes and cutlery. A variety of people were in attendance, including the Lewis and Clark Community College’s Student Government Association.

The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation is a wonderful organization that is wholeheartedly dedicated to helping others, especially in cases of education and providing humanities programs. The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation also has a humanities center in order to help influence positive changes in the community and allow different groups of people the chance to work together in order to erase such barriers, including race, religion, orientation, and more.

As the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation states on their homepage, their mission statement is “To create communities that embrace respect, dignity, understanding, and forgiveness among people of different cultures, races, and religion. Activities are conducted and aimed at finding solutions to social and human problems such as poverty, energy and water needs, and educational inequities.”

Fareed Zakaria soon took to the stage and gave a moving speech about education, and the different forms education could take compared to intelligence, explaining how while Americans have been notoriously low on test-taking compared to other countries, America has also produced some of the most advanced geniuses in the world as well as many wonderful technological advancements.

Anyone who wishes to further help the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation may learn more or donate at www.mjchf.org.

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