In a 1942 address before the State Bar of Texas, Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson said, “We ourselves are writing chapters of American history as important as any that our forefathers have written, and our new ventures cannot always follow old patterns.”
Public health officials across the nation and the world are working hard to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has urged all New Yorkers to stay at home as much as possible to prevent the spread of the virus and reduce the number of crowds gathering in public places.
We all need to do our part to stop the spread of the virus, especially for those in our community who are more susceptible. To that end, The Robert H. Jackson Center will be closed until further notice. The Chautauqua County Mock Trial Competition scheduled for March 28 has been canceled, and the Living Voices programs scheduled for April 8 have been postponed. We will not be accepting or facilitating tours at this time.
RHJC staff are working remotely from home and exploring remote programming opportunities, continuing fundraising, and providing quality educational material through our website and social media pages. Our lesson plans, continuing legal education seminars, video library, archives and additional materials provide a wealth of content that we can offer to foster conversations and inspire exploration during this extraordinary time.
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All of us are writing a new chapter in history as we face this challenge together, protect the health and safety of the public, and continue to discover new avenues to envision a global society where the universal principles of equality, fairness and justice prevail.