Training and Organizing Support for low wage, non-union workers.
Focus: 22 Counties: Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, Franklin, Harrison,
Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jackson, Jefferson, Leake, Leflore,
Madison, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tunica,
Warren, Washington and Yazoo.
The Center provides organizing support for workers in these
counties. We hold public county-wide sessions, convene
town meetings and
work with members to develop effective strategies for change.
Fannie Lou Hamer Sister Roundtable
A quarterly gathering of black women (workers, elected officials,
social justice advocates and others) to address obstacles black
women face as they struggle to improve conditions in their communities
in the Mississippi Delta and other parts of the state and country.
Worker Memorial Day
Annual rally and press conference held the fourth
Saturday in April. This year's rally will be held on Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at 11:00AM on the steps of the
State Capitol in Jackson, MS.
The event brings together labor, religious, education and other
community leaders to commemorate the lives of workers who died
or were injured on the job because of hazardous conditions.
Human Rights Organizers’ Conference
The Center provides an institutional home for
SHROC, which was founded by the Center’s Executive Director,
Jaribu Hill in 1996. SHROC meets
bi-annually in a designated Southern city.
SHROC V was
held in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 10-12, 2004. The 10th Anniversary of SHROC, SHROC VI, was held December 8-10, 2006 in Houston, Texas. SHROC VII will be held December 12-14, 2008 in North Carolina.
Annual Community Black History Month Celebration
Program and High School Essay Contest
This event is held every February and is supported by communities
throughout the Delta.
The Fannie Lou Hamer Internship/Externship Program
Founded in 1996 under the auspices of the Mississippi
for Human Rights (the Center), the program is a nationally recognized
program for law, undergraduate, and high school students. Each
term (Winter, Spring, Summer) the program selects 7-10 students
with an interest in civil and human rights issues to devote their
time to working on projects ranging from fair housing and worker
mistreatment to voting rights and racial justice.