UMW Legislative Event set


Mississippi Conference United Methodist Women will host a legislative event on Aug. 29.

The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Central United Methodist Church, 500 N. Farish Street, Jackson.  

To register, click here. The deadline is Aug. 20.

 The legislative event will be centered on education in Mississippi.Invited guests include, but are not limited to:

• The Mississippi United States Congressional Delegation or a representative from the Senator’s or Congressman’s office
• Representation from the U.S. Department of Education
• Representation from the Mississippi State Department of Education
• The Director of Environmental Justice and Climate Change from Washington, D. C.
• Representation from Drew University Theological School in Madison, N.J., the new home  of Communities of Shalom
• Representation from Mississippi organizations, churches and individuals making a difference for children and youth

The program will open with worship. The first panel will discuss the pending re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind legislation which is now in committee. The luncheon speaker will explore the effect of climate change on a child’s ability to learn. The final panel will explore ways to make a difference in our communities.