JANUARY 19, 2015
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Doors open for Community Space and Registration at 9:00 a.m.
BALBOA PARK ACTIVITY CENTER
2145 PARK BLVD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
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Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund
Ryan Haygood is one of the nation’s leading civil rights attorneys. As the Deputy Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Ryan works to empower communities of color by facilitating full, equal, and active participation in the political process, fighting for better educational, employment, and housing opportunities, and advocating for a fair criminal justice system. Read more about Mr. Haygood.
A message from the All Peoples Celebration Host Committee Board President, Ashley Walker:
At the upcoming All Peoples Celebration, we honor not only Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the vision for change he inspired, but also the actions of everyday people who mobilized for the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and have been mobilizing for change since.
Fifty years ago, in 1965, I was coming of age. As an African-American who had left the dangers of the rural south and gone north for a chance at real opportunity, I knew how precious my voice was and how important it was to use it, to speak up for my family and for a dream. I shared Dr. King’s dream of a more inclusive, more compassionate world, one where I would not have to worry about the color of my skin to be able to go to school, get a job, and most importantly, to vote.
I knew that dream would not become real unless everyday people like me spoke up for change. So I stood side-by-side with people of good will in this country, from all different backgrounds, calling for change. In 1965, the change we sought was a Voting Rights Act that would prohibit discrimination in voting and enforce the right of all citizens to vote. You see, voting was at the foundation of what it meant to be valued, to be counted, to be a part of this country and our democracy. And it still is.
I invite you to join us on Monday, January 19th at 10 am for the 27th annual All Peoples Celebration. The event will include a seated brunch and an inspiring program that celebrates the actions of everyday people to bring about change.
In this year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, we are pleased to have as our keynote speaker, Mr. Ryan Haygood, one of the country’s foremost experts on the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the leading civil rights litigator at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He will be joined by local artists and visionaries for an inspiring program.
Please join us for this unifying and uplifting event. Tickets are going fast so don’t delay.
You are invited to join us in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 27th All Peoples Celebration.
Alliance San Diego is thrilled to announce Mr. Ryan Haygood as our keynote speaker for the 27th All Peoples Celebration. Mr. Haygood is the leading voting rights litigator at the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and is one of the country’s foremost experts on the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He was part of the legal team that defended the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 and he has since been leading the charge in the fight over voter ID laws throughout the country.
The celebration includes a seated brunch and a dynamic program featuring local musical and spoken word entertainment.
The theme for this year’s event is “I Am a Human, I Am the Dream,” and will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
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