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Keynote Address - American Comedian & Activist Dick Gregory
Event Type:Special Event
Location:Thomas Great Hall
 
Thursday, February 28, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Contact:
Jacqueline Slaby
269-589-7242
Department:Sisterhood
 Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory will present a keynote address on Feb. 28 at 7:30 in Thomas Great Hall in celebration of Black History Month. Gregory uses social satire to discuss issues ranging from race relations and women’s rights in the U.S., to violence, world hunger, capital punishment, drug abuse, and health care. This event is free and open to the public.
Event Description:Sisterhood presents Keynote Address Speaker - Dick Gregory, American comedian and civil rights', feminist and health activist. Among his many accomplishments, Gregory has worked along fellow comedians such as Bill Cosby (Dick is on Comedy Central's list of Top 100 Comedians!), ran for President of United States in 1968 as a write-in candidate for the Freedom and Peace Party (20 years before Jesse Jackson even contemplated the idea), has stood by Gloria Steinem in the Equal Rights Amendment movement, as well as advocated against the use of animals in product testing. Please join us in this celebration of Black History Month and hear from a an iconic figure about his contributions to the Civil Rights' Movement.
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