Julian Bond to speak at Pierce College Puyallup on Oct. 18

Julian Bond will speak at Pierce College Puyallup on Oct. 18. Tickets are available on campus in C210 or by phone at (253) 840-8416.

A former chairman of the NAACP and lifetime champion of civil rights, Julian Bond has been on the forefront of social change since the 1960s.

On Oct. 18, Bond will bring his tremendous insight and experience to Pierce College Puyallup for a powerful lecture, Race to the White House: The Politics of Civil Rights.  The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Arts and Allied Health Theatre, 1601 39th Ave. SE. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for Pierce students with ID. Order tickets by phone at (253) 840-8416 or in person in the College Center, Room 210, at Pierce College Puyallup.

As an elected member of the Georgia House of Representatives, Bond was initially denied his seat by legislators, a situation that was resolved only with the intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court. He later served as the chairman of the insurgent delegation to the 1968 Democratic National Convention and became the first African-American nominated for U.S. vice president.

In the years since, Bond has continued to fight for civil rights. He appears frequently on America’s Black Forum, the oldest black-owned television syndication, has written a nationally distributed newspaper column, and has narrated the award-winning documentaries A Time for Justice and Eyes on the Prize. He also travels the country delivering his powerful message of equality, freedom, and justice.

Bond is the first speaker in Pierce College Puyallup’s 2012-13 Artists and Speakers Series, sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

For event information, call (253) 840-8416.

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