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Phil Reader
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NAACP chairman to address King Convocation Jan. 30, 2008

Julian Bond

Julian Bond, chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will speak at UC Santa Cruz’s 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Convocation January 30.
Held at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, the convocation will begin at 7 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the campus celebration of Black History Month. Organizers expect 900 to 1,000 attendees.
This year marks the first time the event has been planned without the involvement of the late Tony Hill, the prominent community activist who died of a heart attack in August. He was 62.
Hill was well known as a consultant and advocate in race relations, economic development, and diversity issues. He also touched the lives of many as a mentor, inspirational leader, and gifted mediator.
Hill’s presence during the planning phases of the event was sorely missed, but his “incredible collaborative spirit was in the room at our first committee meeting, guiding our selection of this year’s keynote speaker,” said Catherine Faris, assistant vice chancellor, University Relations. “We plan to honor Tony this year, just as we honor Dr. King’s life and work on an international level, as a bridge-builder in our own community.”
Bond will speak on the topic “Civil Rights, Then and Now.”
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