Please join us on February 29th for the People’s Assembly Annual Jackson Love Fest! There will be music, family fun and workshop on gardening, exercise and more. Have a service or something you’d like to share? Email us to find out how you can be a vendor or workshop leader by February 8th.
Meet Arekia Bennett, South Jackson neighbor and young leader who takes her commitment to Jackson and Mississippi very seriously. Arekia is a native Jacksonian whose family has deep roots in the city. Graduating from Jackson State in 2016 with a degree in physics, Arekia comes from a long line of JSU alums. While at JSU, she founded GIRL (Gathering Information Related to Ladies) which supports young women and girls in their healing journey through storytelling. Arekia is Executive Director of MS Votes, an organization that helps young and returning residents exercise their right to vote. In addition to her many efforts to support young people in Jackson, Arekia also volunteers with Jackson People’s Assembly. Arekia is a wonderful example of why our neighbors are Jackson’s greatest resource!
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Our next meeting will be held October 22 @ 6:30pm. This meeting will be held @ the COFO Building 1017 J.R. Lynch, Jackson.
As a member and/or supporter of the Jackson community, I agree to make a conscious
commitment to honor the following agreements:
Respect the rights of others to hold opinions and beliefs that differ from your own. When you disagree, challenge/critique the idea, not the person.
Practice intentional listening. Let your comments, request for clarification, critiques, etc., and reflect that you have paid attention to the comments made by the person who spoke before you.
Step up and step back. Share responsibility. If you have much to say, try to hold back a bit; if you are hesitant to speak, look for opportunities to
contribute to the discussion.
Recognize that we are still learning. Be willing to change your perspective and make space for others to do the same.
Create a safe space for sharing. Keep personal stories that people share, personal.
Always be guided by and offer contributions that are rooted and come from our desire to improve our beloved community of Jackson. Collective gain is our goal.
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