The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities will open for business on December 1, but many in the community are looking a few months into the future. Dr. Ed Hightower, Executive Director for the center tells The Big Z the speaker series kicks off on March 31, 2016 with a speaker that has served at the pleasure of two Presidents of the United States.
That speaker is former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State General Colin L. Powell.
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Tickets to the dinner are on sale now for $200 per person, and the event will be held in the Meridian Ballroom at SIUE. There are 200 tickets available, and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They can be purchased online through the link www.mjchf.org/colinpowell