It began 20 years ago, when a few, committed people took a stand. They saw discrimination in healthcare, in housing, in wages, in voting, in criminal justice. They saw systemic injustice and inequality in 12 areas they dubbed “the dirty dozen,” and they shouted, “We object!”
They objected to a system designed to keep poor and marginalized people, poor and marginalized. Then they backed up their objection with action by founding the Mississippi Center for Justice.
While there have been successes to celebrate, 20 years later, too many of those original “dirty dozen” are still just as dirty today. After 20 years of battles won — and some battles lost —the fight for justice has truly just begun.
Supporters like you are the inspiration behind our 20th anniversary theme, Justice Takes All of Us.
Join us on for our Mississippi on the Potomac Reception as we celebrate 20 years of advancing racial, social, and economic justice in Mississippi.
As MCJ celebrates its 20th year, we hope you’ll continue to stand with us.