Mississippi Center for Justice

The mission of the Mississippi Center for Justice is to advance racial and economic justice. The Center carries out its mission through a community lawyering approach that combines legal services with policy advocacy, community education and media advocacy. The Center's campaigns are creating better futures for low-wealth Mississippians and communities of color in the areas of educational opportunity, financial security, access to healthcare and child care, affordable housing and community development. The Center is working toward advancing access to health care through a community approach that combines legal services with policy advocacy, community education, and media advocacy. See below for more information about the Mississippi Center for Justice’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

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  • That’s a Rap! MCJ Published a Music Video on Young Adults and the ACA

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    MS: The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), in collaboration with Students Involved in Community Change, published “ACA Achieve,” a music video featuring young adults who live in Shelby, a small town in the Mississippi Delta. The video highlights their community’s struggles and how the young adults and their families will benefit from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and continued access to health coverage. The video has already received over 2,800 hits on YouTube!
  • Mississippi Center for Justice Released a Video Highlighting ACA Education Efforts

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    MS: Mississippi Center for Justice released a video highlighting their educational and training activities with high school and college students on the ACA.

  • MCJ Released Toolkit to Educate Students on ACA Training and Outreach Efforts

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    The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) released a “Train-the-Trainer” toolkit to help students with their training and outreach efforts. Students that attend the MCJ workshops receive the toolkit which consists of a PowerPoint presentation template that they are encouraged to customize, an Affordable Care Act (ACA) fact sheet for Mississippi youth, and a Medicaid brochure on how parents can apply for the state health care benefits.
  • MCJ Held Photo Testimonial Project to Educate Students on ACA's Benefits for Young Adults

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    The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) held an Affordable Care Act (ACA) Photo Testimonial Project at the Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) in Itta Bena. In conjunction with the MVSU Counseling Center, MCJ created informal activities to educate students about ACA's benefits for young adults. Students participated in “photo testimonials” – documenting visual and written statements describing personal experiences accessing health care. Photos from this event will be posted on YouTube and feature statistical information about young adults and health insurance in the state.

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