The Garden of Knowledge and Virtue for intake 2008/2009
Civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and presidential candidate, born October 8, 1941, in
Son of an Alabama sharecropper (he adopted his stepfather's last name), Jesse Jackson was a good enough athlete in high school to be offered a contract by the Chicago White Sox, but he turned it down because a white player was given so much more money.
He also turned down an athletic scholarship at the
Jesse Jackson trained for the ministry at Chicago Theological Seminary and, having joined the protest movement led by Martin Luther King Jr and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he was named head of the Chicago branch of Operation Breadbasket (1965), becoming its national head in 1967. Operation Breadbasket was the SCLC's programme to persuade American businesses to hire blacks and to get companies to sell products made by blacks, and
He also helped create the Chicago Freedom Movement (1966) to press for integrated schools and open housing. He was beside King when he was assassinated (1968) and although
Ordained a Baptist minister in 1968, he concentrated his fight for rights in Chicago, and after a falling-out with the SCLC removed him from Operation Breadbasket (1971), he founded his own organization, PUSH (People United to Save Humanity), which would continue to work for improving African-Americans' lives in a variety of fronts.
Increasingly more active on the political scene, in 1972 he led a group that successfully challenged Mayor Richard J Daley's slate of delegates at the Democratic national convention. Backed by yet another of his organizations, the Rainbow Coalition, he ran twice in the Democratic presidential primaries (1984, 1988), gaining enough votes to make him a presence at the convention.
And although his occasionally extreme rhetoric and sometimes angry demeanor seemed to frighten off the broadbased support he sought, he constantly won favor with surprising constituencies as he inserted himself into a variety of events, including rushing off to
In January 2001,
In 2008, Jackson came under fire again after using a racial slur in reference to President-elect Barack Obama. Jackson, unaware that he was on a microphone, made several negative comments about then Senator Obama. He later apologized for the comment.
SRC 08/09 were invited to attend the Public Lecture by The Reverend Jesse Jackson last 21st June 2009. And Alhamdulillah we thank God we attended the lecture. Reverend Jesse Jackson which his biography is written above is the founder of the Rainbow/PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) Coalition.
Islam has always been a religion of peace and all Muslims know it will always remain that way. What made this lecture worth listening is, we are listening to the concept of peace that Islam has always propagated from the speech of a Reverend. Though this statement might sound sarcastic, the truth is, all religion has always propagated peace though some might have been potrayed in a different way. IIUM, which its birth was originated from the hope of the Ummah, having The Reverend Jesse Jackson giving a lecture on peace here in this campus will definitely be one step ahead towards the realisation of the Ummah's dream, which is peace.
There are many interesting things that he has brought up during his lecture and of course he was 'bombarded' with many questions during the Question and Answer Session. Sadly, not all of the questions can be entertained because of the time constraint.
These are the quote of his lecture that we thought, worth pondering.
- In the name of peace, of MANY we are ONE
- We love God, but in the name of God, we kill each other
- In the name of peace, we should learn to live together (accepts others' differences)
- Let us not fear of the unknown
- Let us tear down wall and build bridges
"In peace, hope is a weapon, cynicism is slow suicidal"
25 April 2009 - 3 May 2009
Venue: KICT and Engineering Labs
- Photoshop Workshop
- Photoshop Level 1 (Introductory & Intermediate) Workshop
- Photoshop Level 2 (Advanced) Workshop
- Adobe After Effect
Date: 27th May 2009
Time:8.30pm - 11.00pm
Venue: Main Auditorium, IIUM
SRC 08/09 will be conducting series of Dialogue with Admin and this would be the first for this tenure. This first series will be focusing on the issues of the enforcement of wearing helmet inside campus. This is the time you can express yourself directly to the appointed officers. Bring forward any welfare issues and suggestion is highly appreciated.
INTELLECTUAL FIESTA (IF 09')
2nd - 5th June 2009
* Events will be updated
TRADITIONAL GAMES CARNIVAL
6th - 7th June 2009
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It is when you are at the top that you see and know many things you have ever imagined before. There and then, there is a corner in you heart that you wish, you want to give your best, very best for the people whom watch you from below. And thats us. And its what we wanted to do.
Things like this that we would really appreciate each others commitment, cooperation and every good things that comes with it. There are certain things in this world that when you don't see it, it doesn't mean it didn't work. Its like you heart, you might not see it beating 70 beats per minute, but its always there, beating and continue as the living part of you.
May Allah bless all of us, and be with us in the future endeavor.
Note: Thank you Allah, for every heartbeat..
(1) TO STRIVE FOR A BETTERMENT IIUM STUDENTS’ WELFARE
(2) TO PROMOTE INTEGRATION AMONG IIUM STUDENTS
(3) TO CREATE AWARENESS ON CURRENT ISSUES AMONG IIUM COMMUNITY
(4) TO INCULCATE INTELLECTUAL CULTURE IN IIUM
SRC AIMS AT BECOMING A LEADING STUDENTS’ BODIES OF COMPREHENSIVE EXCELLENCE WHICH SEEKS TO RESTORE THE INTELLECT AND PRO-ACTIVE ROLE OF IIUM STUDENTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MANKIND.