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Jackson Center Initiatives

The Jackson Center Proudly Presents: The Community Conversations Initiative

What is it?

The Community Conversation Initiative, an outgrowth of the 2015-2017 Lackey Chapel Social Justice Meetings facilitated by Marva Lackey, is a project sponsored by Coastal Carolina University's Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values.

Initiative Goals

  1. Create a safe space for community conversations that feature compassionate listening and openness to diversity as a foundation for empowering and supporting the growth and development of social justice intitiatives.
  2. Develop the capacity of members of the initiative to facilitate the creation of community conversation circles in a variety of locations in Horry County.
  3. Develop programming related to this intitiative for the Jackson Family Center.


Bailey, Isaac. My Brother Moochie - Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American SouthNew York: Other Press, 2018.