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Civil rights leader to speak at UNI

August 24, 2012

Tabatha Cruz, program coordinator, Center for Multicultural Education, 319-273-2250,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Julian Bond, social activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, will give his powerful message of "Reflections on the American Dream," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center (GBPAC) at the University of Northern Iowa. There will be a meet and greet prior to the lecture from 6 to 6:45 p.m., with a reception to follow.

Beginning with his pivotal role in the Civil Rights Movement, Bond has always been on the cutting edge of social change. He has held various positions of leadership, including service in the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives, and as chair of the NAACP.

This event is a signature feature of the Reaching for Higher Ground series. The theme for this year's events is "The Search for an American Dream," examining the aspects of social justice, education and economics.

For additional information, contact Tabatha Cruz, program coordinator at the Center for Multicultural Education, at 319-273-2250 or