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Monday, June 23
 

11:00am

Registration
Opening Registration for Youth Congress (YC)

Monday June 23, 2014 11:00am - 6:00pm
Jackson State University, Dixon Hall Lobby 1400 JR Lynch St., Jackson MS 39217

3:45pm

Action Steps Presented by Education Working Groups
Moderators
Monday June 23, 2014 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Tougaloo College, Holmes Hall 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

6:00pm

Youth Congress Freedom Summer Block Party
Monday June 23, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Smith Robertson Cultural Musuem 528 Bloom St, Jackson, MS 39202
 
Tuesday, June 24
 

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday June 24, 2014 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center, Room 212 A & B 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

8:00am

Pre-Registration Packet Pick-Up
Tuesday June 24, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Jackson Hilton 1001 E County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39157

8:00am

Media Check-In
Tuesday June 24, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

8:30am

Opening Youth Plenary
Opening Plenary and Welcome Session for Youth Congress.

Tuesday June 24, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center Gym 500 W. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

10:00am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - " To Be Young Gifted and Black Queer Feminist: Queering the Agenda"
Speakers
CC

Charlene Carruthers

Black Youth Project 100
RA

R. Ashley Jackson

Human Rights Campaign / Alabama Safe Schools Coalition
SM

Samantha Masters

Black Youth Project 100


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Tougaloo County, Ballard 2nd Floor Theater 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

10:00am

10:00am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - "Messaging for Power"
Speakers
EM

Erika Maye

Active Voice


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Tougaloo College, Youth Congress Tent 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

10:00am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - "Pass the Memo: The Legislative Process in Mississippi"
Speakers
JO

Joi Owens

American Civil Liberities Union of Mississippi (ACLU of Mississippi)


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Togaloo College, Library - Townsend Room, 3rd Floor 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

10:00am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - "The Brown-Tougaloo Partnership"
Speakers
CH

Conisha Hackett

Tougaloo College
JL

Jenni Lee-Brown

Brown University
LO

Laurel Oldershaw

Brown University


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Tougaloo College, Bennie Thompson Center Room 209 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

10:00am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - "#NoJustNoPeace"
Speakers
SD

Sammie Dow

NAACP Youth College Division
JL

Jahmiah Lewis

NAACP Youth College Division
DS

Desmond Seymour

NAACP Youth College Division


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Tougaloo College, Holmes Hall 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

10:00am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - "Better Schools Better Jobs: Ballot Initiative"
Speakers
CT

Charles Taylor

Better Schools Better Jobs 
AT

Amber Thomas

Better Schools Better Jobs


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Tougaloo College, Woodworth Chapel 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

10:00am

10:00am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - "We Can't Survive on $7.25: The Fight for a Fairer Wage"
Speakers
JD

Joshua Desmond

United Auto Workers Global Organizing Institute (UAW)
AT

Austin Thompson

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)


Tuesday June 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:30pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

11:45am

11:45am

11:45am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 2 - "Not in Our State: Don't Be Silent, Stop the Violence"
Speakers
TF

Tawanda Fisher

Next Level Faith Ministry
HR

Hilliard Rashad Jones

Murrah High School Class of 2014
JK

Jauan Knight

Murrah High School Class of 2014


Tuesday June 24, 2014 11:45am - 1:15pm
Tougaloo College, Bennie Thompson Center 209 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

11:45am

11:45am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 2 - "Voter ID in the 'Sip/My Vote, My V.O.I.C.E."
Speakers
SD

Sammie Dow

NAACP Youth College Division
YG

Yasmin Gabriel

Upgrade Mississippi
AM

Antron McKay

Upgrade Mississippi


Tuesday June 24, 2014 11:45am - 1:15pm
Tougaloo College, Youth Congress Tent 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

11:45am

11:45am

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 2 - "Youth Taking Control of Elections"
Speakers
LR

Leidy Robledo

Alliance for Education Justice (AEJ) and The Urban Youth Collaborative


Tuesday June 24, 2014 11:45am - 1:15pm
Tougaloo College, Woodworth Chapel 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

1:15pm

Lunch
Lunch at Freedom Summer 50th Lunch Tent (next to Owens Heath and Wellness Center) or on your own.

Tuesday June 24, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Tougaloo College, Lunch Tents 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:30pm

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 3 - "Education Funding in Mississippi"
Speakers
WJ

Wendy Johnson

Whitten Middle School
AP

Allytra Perryman

Community Organizer, Mississippi Center for Justice
Allytra serves as community organizer in the Center's Biloxi office. In this role, Allytra leads a multi-faceted campaign to secure the re-opening of Nichols Elementary School, which received the highest rating of any school in Biloxi in 2010. She also works to engage regional organizations and community stakeholders with the goal of ensuring access to quality education in Mississippi. Allytra has a long history of working toward social and... Read More →


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tougaloo College, Holmes Hall 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:30pm

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 3 - "Freedom Summer: Stories and Strategies/Telling Your Story in Community Organizing"
Speakers
AD

Anna Davis

Mississippi Safe Schools Coalition
RA

R. Ashley Jackson

Human Rights Campaign / Alabama Safe Schools Coalition


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tougaloo College, Ballard Hall 2nd Floor 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 3 - "Mississippi Goddam: Still Building a New World Together in the South"
Speakers
JD

Joshua Desmond

United Auto Workers Global Organizing Institute (UAW)


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:30pm

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 3 - "National Student Bill of Rights"
Speakers
AM

Amatullah Mervin

Boston Area Youth Organizing Project
TM

Tre Murphy

Baltimore Algebra Project
SW

Saeda Washington

Youth United for Change


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tougaloo College, Library - Roach Seminar Room, 3rd Floor 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 3 - "Youth Organizing and School-to-Prison Pipeline"
Speakers
LR

Leidy Robledo

Alliance for Education Justice (AEJ) and The Urban Youth Collaborative


Tuesday June 24, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tougaloo College, Woodworth Chapel Basement Conference Room 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

4:15pm

Youth Congress: State and Regional Meetings
Concurrent Sessions at Multiple Locations: Youth Congress Tent , Berkshire 107, Woodworth Chapel, Owens Wellness Center Gym, Library 1st Floor 

Tuesday June 24, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Tougaloo College 500 W. County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

6:00pm

Conference Welcoming Reception

Tuesday June 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tougaloo College, Bennie G. Thompson Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

7:30pm

 
Wednesday, June 25
 

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday June 25, 2014 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center, Room 212 A & B 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

8:00am

Youth Congress: Buses Depart for Children's Defense Fund Freedom Tour
Wednesday June 25, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Tougaloo College 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

8:00am

Media Check-In
Wednesday June 25, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

9:00am

12:00pm

Freedom Film Festival
12:00pm "When the Movement Came to Mississippi"
1:00pm "Nesoba"- Rev. Julia Chaney Moss
2:00pm "The Intolerable Burden"- Connie Curry
3:30pm "An Ordinary Hero" -Joan Trumpauer Mullholland
5:30pm "Black Natchez" 

Wednesday June 25, 2014 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Tougaloo College, Bennie G. Thompson Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

12:15pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 25, 2014 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Tougaloo College 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

1:00pm

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 1 - "I Got My People With Me: New Approaches to Labor"
Speakers
JD

Joshua Desmond

United Auto Workers Global Organizing Institute (UAW)


Wednesday June 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Tougaloo College, Youth Congress Tent 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

1:00pm

2:15pm

2:15pm

2:15pm

2:15pm

2:45pm

Youth Congress Breakout Sessions: Block 2 - "Jews and Freedom Summer"
Speakers
EK

Etta King

Jewish Women's Archive


Wednesday June 25, 2014 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Tougaloo College, Youth Congress Tent 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:45pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

4:30pm

4:30pm

5:00pm

8:00pm

"Freedom Summer" Film Screening (on Tougaloo's Campus)
Film Screening with Director Stanley Nelson 

Wednesday June 25, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174
 
Thursday, June 26
 

7:30am

Registration
Thursday June 26, 2014 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center, Room 212 A & B 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

8:00am

Freedom School Registration and Harmabee
Thursday June 26, 2014 8:00am - 4:45pm
Tougaloo College, Amphitheater 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

8:00am

Media Check-In
Thursday June 26, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

9:00am

11:00am

Youth Congress - State and Regional Meetings
Thursday June 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tougaloo College, Youth Congress Tent 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

11:00am

Freedom Summer Roll Call
Moderators
Thursday June 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

12:00pm

Freedom Film Festival
12:00pm- "Scarred Justice" The Orangeburg Massacre 1968"- Judy Richardson 
1:30pm- "My Mind Stayed on Freedom: Arc of History" - Dr. Roy Deberry
3:00pm- "Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek"- Leah Mahan, Derrick Evans
4:30pm- "Al Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine"- Dr. Clayborn Carson
6:00pm- "Freedom Summer" (This is a play on film)- William Tucker  

Thursday June 26, 2014 12:00pm - 7:30pm
Tougaloo College, Bennie G. Thompson Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

12:45pm

Lunch
Thursday June 26, 2014 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Tougaloo College 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

1:30pm

1:30pm

Youth Congress Breakout Session - "Creating a Campus Grassroots Campaign"
Speakers
ET

Edwith Theogene

Feminist Majority Foundation


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tougaloo College, Ballard Hall 2nd Floor 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

1:30pm

Youth Congress Breakout Session - "Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline"
Speakers
DA

Dr. Artika Tyner

University of St. Thomas School of Law


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tougaloo College, Galloway Rm. 9 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

1:30pm

1:30pm

2:15pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

3:15pm

FS50 Main Breakout Sessions: Environmental and Climate Justice - The People's Movement Assembly "Climate Change and Environmental Injustice: How Did We Get Here?"
Moderators
avatar for Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson

Director of NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a... Read More →

Thursday June 26, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
TBD

3:15pm

Youth Congress Breakout Session - "The People's Movement Assemblies"
Youth Tent,. Library Roach 3rd Floor, Ballard 2nd Floor, Library Townsend 3rd Floor

Speakers

Thursday June 26, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Tougaloo College 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

3:30pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

5:00pm

Youth Congress Breakout Session - "The People's Movement Assemblies"
Youth Tent, Library Roach 3rd Floor, Ballard 2nd Floor, Library Townsend 3rd Floor

Speakers

Thursday June 26, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tougaloo College 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

5:00pm

COFO/ Lynch Street Takeover
Free and open to the public

Thursday June 26, 2014 5:00pm - 10:00pm
COFO 1017 Lynch Street, Jackson, MS 39217

5:15pm

FS50 Main Breakout Sessions: Education - "Education as a Constitutional Right"
Educational Working Breakout Group

Thursday June 26, 2014 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Tougaloo College, Holmes Hall, Bennie G. Thompson 109,110 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

6:00pm

"This Little Light of Ours": Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
INVITATION ONLY!

Thursday June 26, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mississippi Museum of Art 380 S. Lamar St., Jackson, MS 39201

8:00pm

Soundtrack of 1964 Concert
Free and open to the public

Thursday June 26, 2014 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Mississippi Museum of Art 380 S. Lamar St., Jackson, MS 39201

8:30pm

Freedom Summer Film Screening (at Jackson Convention Complex)

"Dirts and Deeds in Mississippi" (Free and open to the public)


Thursday June 26, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Jackson Convention Complex 105 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Ms 39201
 
Friday, June 27
 

7:30am

Registration
Friday June 27, 2014 7:30am - 5:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center, Room 212 A & B 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

8:00am

Freedom School Registration and Harambee
Freedom Schools Program, Children's Defense Fund

Friday June 27, 2014 8:00am - 4:45pm
Tougaloo College, Amphitheater 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

8:00am

Media Check-In
Friday June 27, 2014 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

9:00am

Freedom Summer 50th Plenary - "In the Mississippi River"

Multi-media Presentation, "Heroes and Sheroes"

A Tribute to those Murdered and Martyred in Mississippi

Freedom Singers, Timothy Jenkins, C. Liegh McInnis


Moderators
Friday June 27, 2014 9:00am - 11:45am
Tougaloo College 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tougaloo College, Lunch Tents 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

12:00pm

Freedom Film Festival

12:00pm "Freedom on My Mind" - Connie Field, Marilyn Mulford

2:15pm "Wednesdays in Mississippi" - Marlene Carson

3:15pm "The Impact of One: The Gladys Noel Bates Story" - Dr. Wilma Clopton

4:15pm "Maestra" - Catherine Murphy

5:30pm "A Regular Bouquet" - Charles Prickett

7:00pm "Freedom Song" - Chuck McDew


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Tougaloo College, Bennie G. Thompson Center 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

12:30pm

FS50 Main Breakout Sessions: Lunch Theater - Acts and Movements: Arts and Culture in Times of Struggle
Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches to the session.


Friday June 27, 2014 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Tougaloo College, Holmes Hall 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:00pm

Tour: Mobilization to Support the Nissan Workers in Canton, Mississippi
Friday June 27, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tougaloo College 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:15pm

2:15pm

FS50 Main Breakout Sessions: Environment and Climate Justice - Rebel Smell: Voter Disenfranchisement and Environmental Justice in the South
Moderators
avatar for Jacqueline Patterson

Jacqueline Patterson

Director of NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program, NAACP
Jacqueline Patterson is the Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program. Since 2007 Patterson has served as coordinator & co-founder of Women of Color United. Jacqui Patterson has worked as a researcher, program manager, coordinator, advocate and activist working on women‘s rights, violence against women, HIV&AIDS, racial justice, economic justice, and environmental and climate justice. Patterson served as a... Read More →

Speakers

Friday June 27, 2014 2:15pm - 4:00pm
Tougaloo College, Library 1st Floor 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

2:15pm

2:15pm

2:15pm

2:15pm

3:45pm

4:15pm

4:15pm

5:15pm

7:00pm

Meet the Authors Book Signing
Authors
SF

Susan Follett

Publisher/Author, Lucky Sky Press
Author of THE FOG MACHINE, an exploration of prejudice, set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, from 1954 to 1964, through the eyes of a 12-year-old white girl, a young black woman who’s left Mississippi for Chicago, and a Chicago law student and Jewish Freedom Summer volunteer from New York City. Lives collide as each person questions what freedom means and the price they’ll pay to have it. | | Talk to me about how THE... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tougaloo College, Warren Hall 500 W. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

8:00pm

Freedom Fest: BLUES, JAZZ, HIP HOP and STEP SHOW
Friday June 27, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174
 
Saturday, June 28
 

8:00am

Media Check-In
Saturday June 28, 2014 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center 500 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

9:00am

12:00pm

Freedom Film Festival
"The New Black"

Speakers

Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tougaloo College, Bennie G. Thompson Center 500 W County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

12:00pm

Lunch
Saturday June 28, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Tougaloo College 500 W. County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39174

1:30pm

Freedom Summer Continues: "Boots on the Ground"
A call to participate in various Freedom Summer 2014 actions, including youth-led projects in Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and other areas across the United States.

Saturday June 28, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tougaloo College, Owens Wellness Center Gym 500 W. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

2:00pm

Youth Congress: Criminal Justice Town Hall
Promises Unmet: A Candid Discussion about The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration and the War on Drugs on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer.

Saturday June 28, 2014 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Tougaloo College, Youth Tent 500 W. County Line Rd., Jackson, MS 39174

7:00pm

Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Legacy Banquet & Recognition
TICKETED EVENT!

Speakers
JB

Julian Bond

Statement of the Occasion
DG

Danny Glover

Master of Ceremonies
AG

Ayanna Gregory

Performance
DG

Dick Gregory

Keynote Address


Saturday June 28, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Jackson Convention Complex 105 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Ms 39201
 
Sunday, June 29
 

11:00am

Farewell Service
Sunday June 29, 2014 11:00am - 12:15pm