Gori Julian & Associates Donates $100,000 for Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Initiative

Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities
(L to R) Dr. Ed Hightower, Executive Director of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities; Randy Gori, Beth Gori and Sara Salger, partners at Gori Julian & Associates.

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill., Jan. 12, 2017 - Gori Julian & Associates is committed to making the future a bit brighter for Madison County area youth. Joining an initiative started in February 2016, Gori Julian is donating $100,000 towards the "Conversation Toward a Brighter Future" endeavor. More than 200 middle school and high school students from 23 schools in Madison County, Illinois are participating in this discussion and action-based project.

"Conversation Toward a Brighter Future" is occurring as a solution to the negative discourse that is taking place across the country among national leaders. This program will rely on the future leaders of this nation, our youth, to begin the conversation toward ways we can make this country better in an increasingly polarized environment.

Randy Gori, founding partner at Gori Julian & Associates said, "We are happy to support this initiative that encourages our youth to 'think outside of the box' and consider how we must treat each other to exist and thrive as a society. The mission of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities is important work so we encourage others to do what they can to keep conversations like this one ongoing."

The Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities (MJCHF), Lewis and Clark Community College and partnering Regional Superintendent of Schools for Madison County are working with area schools in support of this mission. Participants are now working in school teams to identify and research issues and create a plan that yields positive results and measurable outcomes that can be replicated by other schools and communities. Additionally, local students have the opportunity to earn up to $5,000 to fund a two-year research project of their creation. You can learn more about this county-wide project by visiting the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities website at http://www.mjchf.org/page/brighter-future-new/.

About Gori Julian & Associates

Gori Julian & Associates was formed in 2008 by Randy Gori and Barry Julian and since has recovered more than $2.5 billion in compensation for those suffering as a result of asbestos exposure. Although the attorneys at Gori Julian & Associates concentrate on asbestos-related injuries, they also handle cases in occupational disease and pharmaceutical litigation. For more information on the areas of law practiced by the attorneys at Gori Julian & Associates, or to contact an attorney at the firm, visit http://www.gorijulianlaw.com or call toll free at 888.362.6890.