“Now on the count of three…GO,” the FIGHT 4 Justice is on! More than 500 Nissan workers, community dignitaries, students, and fans filled the Rose E. McCoy Auditorium at Jackson State University to make noise and make the world pay attention! The event was hosted March 21st to not only raise awareness for the workers, but as a staple of support from influential advocates who understand the importance of having a safe work environment and support bringing dignity back to the autoworker industry. The night began with a fired up address from Nissan workers, Betty Jones, Rhamiel, and Morris Mock that educated and excited the crowd about their efforts to organize in Canton, MS. The event was held in conjunction with the Nissan Truth Tour as a special highlight exclusively for workers and was well attended by community members.
Actor and humanitarian Danny Glover graced the stage with his presence and brought a special message all the way from New York City from Mr. Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs who sent a message of support inviting the workers to NYC to rally and host an exclusive concert for the cause.
Jackson, MS’s very own Slim Pusha performed while JSU’s Outspoken performed an original piece about student activism and the movement created by the Student Justice Alliances and Concerned Students for a Better Nissan, called “I Wish I Could Give You this Feeling.”
This star studded night ended with a high energy 45 minute performance from Common. The actor and activist hit the stage and sent the auditorium into a frenzy by performing selections from his classic and current albums, “Like Water for Chocolate,” “BE,” and “The Dreamer and the Believer.” Common ended the night with a special thanks to the Concerned Student for a Better Nissan and everyone participating in organizing efforts in Canton, MS.
CSBN representatives lined the stage to give personal testimonies on why they chose to support the workers in Canton, MS. To find out more information about the movement follow us FB, Twitter, and Instagram @choose_justice. Now on the count of three…GO!