The United Church of Christ’s Office of Communication, Inc., has announced  that the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will deliver the 30th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture.

This year’s event will also celebrate the centennial of the Rev. Parker’s birth, as well as his pioneering work as an advocate for the public’s rights in broadcasting. This year’s lecture and breakfast will take place at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 25 in the newly renovated facilities of First Congregational United Church of Christ at 945 G Street NW in downtown Washington.

The lecture will be taped and shown later in the day in New York during the annual meeting of the National Council of Churches Communication Commission.

The Parker Lecture and Breakfast is the only lecture in the country to examine telecommunications in the digital age from an ethical perspective. The Rev. Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures.