Tougaloo College kicked off the 152nd Founders’ Week with a conversation on crime in the community.Several Jackson-area leaders sat down in the Auditorium of the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center to discuss their perspectives and solutions to crime. The conversation was moderated by Rep. Zakiya Summers. Panelists included Jackson’s new field office FBI agent in charge, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Hinds County Judge Carlyn Hicks.”They understand Tougaloo has a critical role in making sure that we address crime in our city and in our state,” said Whitney McDowell-Robinson, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Services.As Jackson’s homicide rate steadily climbs, leaders at Tougaloo College said it takes conversations like the one held Monday to help create change.”It all stems from making sure we’re not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. That means that if we see something, we say something,” McDowell-Robinson said. “So that we can start having conversations with the individuals in the community who are most impacted by crime, so that we can discuss ways to, most importantly, prevent crime from happening in our communities,” said Timmy Bridgeman, 21st Mr. Tougaloo College. Tap here for Founders’ Week events.

Tougaloo College kicked off the 152nd Founders’ Week with a conversation on crime in the community.

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Several Jackson-area leaders sat down in the Auditorium of the Bennie G. Thompson Academic and Civil Rights Research Center to discuss their perspectives and solutions to crime. The conversation was moderated by Rep. Zakiya Summers. Panelists included Jackson’s new field office FBI agent in charge, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and Hinds County Judge Carlyn Hicks.

“They understand Tougaloo has a critical role in making sure that we address crime in our city and in our state,” said Whitney McDowell-Robinson, vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Services.

As Jackson’s homicide rate steadily climbs, leaders at Tougaloo College said it takes conversations like the one held Monday to help create change.

“It all stems from making sure we’re not just talking the talk, but walking the walk. That means that if we see something, we say something,” McDowell-Robinson said.

“So that we can start having conversations with the individuals in the community who are most impacted by crime, so that we can discuss ways to, most importantly, prevent crime from happening in our communities,” said Timmy Bridgeman, 21st Mr. Tougaloo College.

Tap here for Founders’ Week events.

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