Teaching, Studying and Promoting Civil Rights and Social Change
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change promotes its mission of teaching, studying and promoting civil rights and social change primarily through teaching, research, innovative campaigns, and community engagement. For more than twenty years, the Hooks Institute has developed an impressive track record of educating, engaging and empowering the community.
Read the 2020 Hooks Institute Policy Papers
As we head into one of the most critical election seasons in our nation's history, the Hooks Institute presents the sixth edition of its Policy Papers “Let Every Voice Be Heard: Protecting the Right to Vote and American Democracy” focusing on voting rights, voter engagement and apathy and tactics to suppress voting.
For this edition of the Policy Papers the Hooks Institute assembled experts on voting rights, voting access and voter engagement to address important issues critical to preserving our most basic democratic right, the right to vote.
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We can strengthen communities by aggressively tackling inequality, especially disparities related to poverty, race, health, and the economy.
Through its own initiatives and through partnerships with business, university, and community stakeholders, the Hooks Institute is prepared to lead the effort to make Memphis and the Mid-South a pioneer in confronting social justice issues. The prevailing condition of people in Memphis and the Mid-South creates an urgent call for immediate action. For the Hooks Institute, that moment is now.
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With an unwavering commitment to equality for all we are prepared to Uplift Memphis, Uplift the Nation. We Invite you to share our vision for a bold and daring future!
Persistent and growing economic and racial inequalities demand a grand-scale collaboration among universities, businesses, government, community leaders, and others. No man is an island, poverty, and racism negatively impact all communities, races, and ethnic groups. We must address the weariness many among us face under the burden of inequality and injustice.