The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., a civil rights movement and Democratic political leader, will make two stops in Boston this weekend to deliver speeches on religion, human rights, and the administration of President Trump.
Jackson, president and founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will be the keynote speaker at Boston College on Saturday evening. His address at the Father Raymond Helmick memorial lecture will focus on “the religious aspects of human rights, international justice and conflict transformation in today’s global political environment,” officials said.
Jackson is also set to speak 10 a.m. Sunday at Grace Church of All Nation in Dorchester. He is scheduled to address issues facing blacks, Latinos, and immigrants in wake of the Trump administration, said Kevin Peterson, who heads the New Democracy Coalition, an advocacy group that invited Jackson to the Dorchester event.
Peterson said he invited Jackson to the church to “help sharpen our perspective about ways the black church in Boston can respond to serving our communities in the Trump era.
“The question for all of us is how to respond to the difficult times we will experience under Trump,’’ Peterson said. “Rev. Jackson has experience and answers to help us deal with these problems.”
Jackson is also invited to meet with black elected officials Sunday morning in a private session about voter registration. He will also speak on youth issues, Peterson said.
Jackson has also asked to meet with black elected officials Sunday morning in a closed-door session regarding voter registration and push for automatic voter registration.Meghan E. Irons can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @meghanirons.