It was such a pleasure to meet and hear the Rev. Jesse Jackson, an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister and a former Presidential candidate for the Democratic ticket, He is also a Founder of Rainbow Push Coalition. He stood besides MLK in struggle to secure civil rights in US, he literally stood beside him Memphis Tennessee in Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. He still stands for the right of minorities to this day. Cases like Eric Garner, Mike Brown or Trayvon Martin only make us wish for more Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharpton’s.

Civil rights Icon and former presidential candidate Reverend Jesse Jackson’s talk at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall about women and minorities in technology, as well as civil rights and student participation in the public policy process.

In his speech, he said. “Racism is a disease, We should be treated to cure our disease, not justify our disease”. Thank you for Keep on fighting, keep on talking, keep on inspiring. Thanks to Tirhase Esahrit and for Mary Levin of UW for her photography!