Our show today is part of our. . . . “in our own voice series” where Connections co-produces with community partners. This show continues our series on “Jewish Voices” and our co-producing partner is Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) our Co-producer for our Jewish Voices series is Anthony Sussman a big thank you for his coordination

Steve Honeggs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) is my co-host today and we have guests who serve on the committee — Collaborative Legal Community Coalition  CLCC –

Welcome Jerry Blackwell of Blackwell Burke PA   and Judge John Toonheim (Chief U.S. District Judge, District of Minnesota, lead the — Collaborative Legal Community Coalition  CLCC –

committee honoring Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson & Isaac McGhie who were African American circus workers who were lynched 100 years ago in Duluth (https://claytonjacksonmcghie.org/).  

We will be discussing 

the proceedings and meaning of the Max Mason pardon.  An important point permeating the entire discussion is the role of the Federal District of Minnesota in reaching-out into the community in an educational mode—e.g. also Dred Scott and Lawyers Without Rights.