INVITATION FROM THE PRESIDENT – Dr. David L. Beckley – Rust College Holly Springs, MS

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On behalf of Rust College’s faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends, I extend this invitation to our first inaugural Ida B. Wells-Barnett Social Justice Weekend honoring our former student Ida B. Wells-Barnett which will be held July 12-15, 2018, here at Rust College.  The Social Justice Weekend, designed and administered by the Wilkins/Smith Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice and the Community Development Corporation, both subsidiaries of Rust College, with the collaboration and partnership of Rust College, City of Holly Springs, Mississippi, the Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation and the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum, seeks to recognize the activities and highlights the life and times of Ida B. Wells-Barnett, one of America’s most renowned social justice pioneers.

Rust College is honored to collaboratively work with a wide-range of strategic and community partners to make this event possible including, education, government, corporate community, healthcare providers, religious and social organizations such as the:

  • City of Holly Springs
  • Ida B. Wells Museum
  • Ida B. Wells Foundation
  • Alliance Charitable Foundation
  • Holly Springs Tourism Commission
  • Holly Springs main Street Chamber
  • Marshall County Board of Supervisors
  • Holly Springs Rotary Club

Again, I invite you to join us in the upcoming Ida B. Wells-Barnett Social Justice Weekend, “Ida Comes Home,” Celebrating the Life and Times of the “Mother of Civil Rights and Social Justice.”  We look forward to it being a weekend of fun, entertainment, and personal growth and development for the entire Family.

David L. Beckley, President
Rust College
Holly Springs, Mississippi

Ida B.Wells-Barnett Deserves a bigger statue.
Williams, PatricIa J

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