Brooklyn Nets' Jason Collins warms up before the NBA basketball game on April 13, 2014, in New York, N.Y.
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Chat with Jason Collins, Rev. William Barber and Col. Jack Jacobs


At 10 p.m. ET on Friday, Sept. 19, msnbc will air the “Generation to Generation special hosted by Lawrence O’Donnell, featuring activists from all walks of life for an in-depth discussion on how change and activism have evolved over time.

The series includes interviews with civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, Medal of Honor recipient Col. Jack Jacobs, Hollywood’s America Ferrera, labor activist Dolores Huerta, the NBA’s first openly gay player Jason Collins, tennis champion Martin Navratilova, and others. 

Join msnbc and some of the change-makers featured in “Generation to Generation” for a live Twitter conversation about activism and civil rights, Friday at 3 p.m. ET!

Participants will include:

  • Jason Collins, NBA star, @jasoncollins98
  • Jack Jacobs, retired colonel in the U.S. Army & Medal of Honor recipient, @ColJackJacobs
  • Rev. William Barber, founder of “Moral Mondays,”@ncnaacp
  • Moderated by: msnbc’s @TheLastWord

Join us for a conversation about making change, breaking barriers, and the evolving face of activism and social change over the years. Use the hashtag #GenToGen on Twitter to join in the conversation, and follow along here!

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Civil Rights, Moral Monday and Sports

Chat with Jason Collins, Rev. William Barber and Col. Jack Jacobs