Memphis, TN — On April 3 and 4, 2018, the nation’s leading organization working to elect Black candidates, Collective PAC, will head to Memphis, TN to observe the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.
On Tuesday evening, The Collective will host a fundraiser reception honoring three African American candidates they have endorsed at the local level in Shelby County. Wednesday, Founder and Executive Director, Quentin James will participate in the official #MLK50 panel discussion addressing the political, legal, and cultural aspects of social justice activism.
A Seat at the Table: Fundraiser & Reception
What: An evening celebrating the campaigns of local Shelby County Candidates
When: TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 3 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Jack Robinson Art Gallery, 400 S Front ST, Memphis, TN 38103
Who: The Collective Founder and Co-Founder, Quentin and Stefanie James
Collective PAC Endorsed Candidates
- Lee Harris, Candidate for Shelby County Mayor
- Tami Sawyer, Candidate for Shelby County Commission
- Jamal Whitlow, Candidate for Shelby County Clerk
An Evening of Storytelling Featuring The Collective PAC’s Quentin James
What: Intimate discussion featuring living icons of the early civil rights movement and emerging social justice leaders of today
When: WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Who: The Collective PAC’s Founder and Executive Director, Quentin James
The events will address a troubling narrative haunting Memphis 50 years after the assassination of Dr. King at the Lorraine Motel. Memphis, a majority black city seated in the majority black Shelby County, does not have any major elected black leadership on the city-wide or countywide level outside of the Shelby County Probate Court. The highest ranking African American local elected official in the entire state is the Mayor of Brownsville, TN, a city of less than 10,000 people. There are about 1.1 million African Americans in Tennessee, yet there are no Black elected officials at the federal or statewide levels. This is unacceptable.
More information on both events can be found at: www.collectivepac.org/MLK50 and mlk50.civilrightsmuseum.org/a-