D-Q Welcomes Rev. Jesse JacksonNov 15th, 1997 | By tcj | Category: 9-3: Responsible Welfare Reform, Tribal College News
Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson brought his “Save the Dream” campaign to D-Q University (Davis, Calif.) last October. Jackson’s visit was part of a 10-day swing through California to speak out against Proposition 209, the anti-affirmative action issue passed by California voters and later upheld by the courts. Speakers at the D-Q University rally also supported Indian higher education and tribal sovereignty. After the rally, protesters marched 10 miles to a park in downtown Davis.
Joining Jackson at D-Q University was a coalition of 14 tribes and reservations from northern California. A group of runners made a 170-mile run from the Coyote Valley reservation in Ukiah to D-Q University for the rally.