The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson will visit Seattle for a series of meetings with community, business and religious leaders November 30 – December 2. A free community event will kick off his multi-day visit at Mt. Zion Baptist Church 1634 19th Ave, in Seattle on Sunday November 30. A reception for Rev. Jackson will be held starting at 5:00 p.m. and the event will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.
“Rev. Jackson has said the struggle for job and income equity in the high tech sector is the civil rights issue of this decade,” said Nate Miles, chair of the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle board of directors. “Seattle is at the forefront of training and education for high-tech sector jobs. His visit will bolster the Urban League’s mission to ensure more women and minorities get the training and jobs they deserve.” The event is free and open to the public. (end)