Tea Time with the Jackson Center with Eva Paterson

Every other Thursday at 3pm live on our Facebook page, Tea Time with the Jackson Center takes both a look back at Jackson’s place in history and a look forward, showing how his legacy influences current events. You do not have to have a Facebook account to join us – simply click here to see our Facebook page, watch previous #TeawithRHJC events, and join us live on Thursdays at 3pm.

Our 2021 programming theme is The Work Left to Do, and within that theme, we’ll explore a different focus each month. In the first Tea of the month, we will look at a topic from a broader perspective to understand the universal and legal challenges. For the second Tea of the month, we will speak with someone who is doing the work to educate and/or change minds and viewpoints around that topic. For the month of January, our programming will focus on race.

Eva Paterson

Our January 28 Tea guest is Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder of the Equal Justice Society. Eva Jefferson Paterson has campaigned for civil rights with passion, courage and tenacity for more than four decades. Paterson is the President and a co-founder of the Equal Justice Society, a legal organization transforming the nation’s consciousness on race through law, social science, and the arts.

Prior to taking the helm of the Equal Justice Society in 2003, Paterson worked at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights for twenty-six years, thirteen of them as Executive Director. Paterson led the organization’s work providing free legal services to low-income individuals, litigating class action civil rights cases, and advocating for social justice. Eva and Kristan will discuss the work of the Equal Justice Society to further equity and equality.

If you have a Facebook account, follow RHJC’s page and Kristan’s page. You can interact with us and ask questions of our guests by commenting on the video during the live stream. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can still watch the Teas on the Center’s public Facebook pageIf you aren’t able to catch it live, we post the videos to our YouTube Channel and Facebook page the following day.