Celebrate “Champions of Justice” with the Mississippi Center for Justice


October 13, 2023


Contact: Mandesha Thornton  

Phone: 769-230-2839

Email: mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org

Celebrate “Champions of Justice” with the Mississippi Center for Justice

Highlighting MCJ’s 20-Year Stand for Justice and Equality in Mississippi


[Jackson, MS] – The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) will host “Champions of Justice” on Thursday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. at The Westin Jackson.

“Champions of Justice ” is MCJ’s signature annual awards and fundraising reception. This year, we will celebrate MCJ’s 20-year mission of advancing racial, economic, and social justice.  The event will feature keynote speaker and recipient of the 2023 Fannie Lou Hamer Award, Dr. Jeanine Abrams McLean, President of Fair Count, with a virtual introduction by voting rights activist and nonprofit leader Stacey Abrams. The event will also honor the visionary founders of the Mississippi Center for Justice with the 2023 Champion of Justice Award and recognize MCJ’s founding donors with the 2023 Pathfinder Award.

“Twenty years ago, a few committed people took a stand against grave economic, social, and racial inequities and created the Mississippi Center for Justice. Today, we are proud to continue the fight for justice,” said Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of MCJ. “Change doesn’t just happen. It requires immense dedication, passion, and resources. We are thankful to our supporters for providing us with the tools to advance our mission. We’ve done a lot already, but we’re hoping to do so much more.”




Champions of Justice

October 26, 2023

Reception 6:00 p.m.

Anniversary Program and Awards Presentation 7:00 p.m.

The Westin Jackson

407 South Congress Street

Jackson, Mississippi 39201

Tickets are on sale now. 

To purchase admissions and tables, see complete sponsorship benefits, or make a gift online, please click here

General Admission $150

Champions of Justice Table (10 Guests) $3,500

Sponsorship packages are available at several levels. 

For more information contact:

Tosha Taylor

Director of Philanthropy

Mississippi Center for Justice


(601) 709-0859

For media inquiries, interview requests, or further information, contact:

Mandesha Thornton

Communications & Public Relations Specialist

Mississippi Center for Justice





Mississippi Center for Justice is a public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice.  Supported and staffed by attorneys and other professionals, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide Mississippi Center for Justice was organized to address the urgent need re-establish in-state advocacy on behalf of low-income people and communities of color. For more information about Mississippi Center for Justice, visit https://mscenterforjustice.org.