Session 2008-09, 20 March 2009

Oral Evidence

Reverend Jesse Jackson

The Reverend Jesse Jackson the former US Presidential Candidate and Chairman of the Rainbow/Push Coalition will give formal evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee next Wednesday 25 March.

Reverend Jackson will be questioned by Members as the Committee concludes its inquiry into Knife Crime and opens its inquiry into Drugs.

At 14.30pm

€ Reverend Jesse Jackson

Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, Chairman of the Committee said:

"Reverend Jesse Jackson has a unique understanding of the issues of knife crime and drugs and how these two issues affect urban youth in the USA. He will be telling the Committee of his views on how the USA can give us a better understanding as to how to deal with these issues."

"The Committee looks forward to hearing from Reverend Jackson who has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice in the USA and beyond."

Location: Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster