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Common Hour with Benjamin Jealous, former CEO and President of the NAACP

  • 2/21/2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Location: Memorial Hall, Pickard Theater
  • Event Type: Common Hour

Common Hour with Benjamin Jealous, former CEO and President of the NAACPBenjamin Jealous stepped down from his post as CEO and president of the NAACP in December. The youngest president in the organization's history, he has been a leader of successful state and local movements to ban the death penalty, outlaw racial profiling, defend voting rights, secure marriage equality, and free multiple wrongfully incarcerated people. A Rhodes Scholar, Jealous is a graduate of Columbia and Oxford universities. He has been named to the "40 under 40" lists of both Forbes and Time magazines, and labeled a Young Global Economic Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Tickets are free but required. Tickets available beginning Monday, February 3, at the David Saul Smith Union Info Desk.

For more information and to view the full Spring 2014 Common Hour schedule, please visit: Events and Summer Programs: Common Hour