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News: Civil Rights Activist Connie Rice to Lecture on Campus Feb. 21

Pasadena City College is proud to present a lecture by Connie Rice, prominent civil rights activist and lawyer, on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Creveling Lounge beginning at noon.

Rice will be discussing her book  “Power Concedes Nothing,” which is a memoir of her life and career. She has received more than 50 awards for her work in expanding opportunity and advancing multi-racial democracy.

“I heard her speak and I got the book right after,” said Beverly Tate, assistant professor in PCC’s English Division.

Rice has been designated by the California Law Business Journal as one of the top 10 most influential lawyers in the state two times. While in law school, Rice worked extensively on capital punishment cases at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. After she graduated, she clerked for the Honorable Damon J. Keith at the United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit before heading back to California and establishing herself as “the voice of Los Angeles’ oppressed.”

Rice, a second cousin of former U.S. Secretary of State Condeleeza Rice, is also the co-founder and co-director of the Advancement Project in Los Angeles, an organization dedicated to closing the opportunity gap and helping members of all communities have the safety, opportunity and health needed to thrive.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information contac Beverly Tate at (626) 585-7653.

Release Date: 02/11/2013
Contact: Juan F. Gutierrez , Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7315
Email: jfgutierrez@pasadena.edu