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We are thrilled to announce that Marsha Jackson, co-chair of Southern Sector Rising, will be joining us for a conversation about her advocacy work for environmental justice in Dallas.


Southern Sector Rising is a non-profit whose mission is to fight environmental, economic and racial inequities through education, coalition and power building, policy advocacy and mutual aid.


Read more about Southern Sector Rising at the following links:

Website: https://southernsectorrising.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/southernsectorrising/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/southern-sector-rising/


Marsha Jackson is an environmental activist who loves her family, church, animals, children, seniors, clean air, and the community.


In addition to serving as the co-chair of Southern Sector Rising, Marsha lends her expertise to a variety of executive committees and in 2019 was the recipient of the Sierra Club Environmentalist Award. In 2020 she received the SMU Women in Profiles Award, the Juanita Craft Humanitarian Award, as well as the Green Source DFW Leadership Environmental Award. Marsha was featured in Soledad O’Brien’s BET Documentary, "Disrupt and Dismantled and thanks to a Proclamation from the Dallas County Commissioners she celebrates “Marsha Jackson Day” on her birthday (February 22) every year.


Marsha holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources, a graduate HRM certificate, a bachelor’s in Business with a concentration in Management, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Public Administration.


This event is hosted as a collaboration between UTSW Sustainability and the African-American Employee (AAE) BRG.

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