Professor Maurice Jackson speaks on personal learning, gentrification, and paying empathy forward
On November 15, The Red House was delighted to host professor of History, African American Studies, and Performing Arts Maurice Jackson at the fourth and final Red House Dinner series event of the Fall 2018 semester.
Professor Jackson’s spoke on how his diverse life experiences from social advocate to scholar have underlined the importance of lifelong learning beyond the classroom. In addition, the conversation landed on the topic of gentrification, where Professor Jackson emphasized the importance of engaging responsibly with the city and treating your neighbor with respect.
Jackson also spoke on his experiences with activism and grassroots organizing during the civil rights movement. An underlying theme of the night seemed to be living a life of service and kindness, which is highlighted in one of Jackson’s remarks that, “Life isn’t worth it if you’re not making it better for others.”
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