Ambassador Andrew Young will speak on the fight to protect the right to vote, “The Time is Now: Our Legacy, Our Future,” 7p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Oakland City Center Marriott at 1001 Broadway in Oakland.
“We are honored to have a Civil Rights-era living legend like Ambassador Andrew Young kick-off year two of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center’s Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, which is co-produced with Merritt College,” said Roy Wilson, Executive Director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.
Young’s career began as an ordained minister and top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement. He is currently founding principal and chair of GoodWorks International, an organization that promotes economic development in the Caribbean and Africa.
Young has served in Congress and was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Carter Administration.
He is author of two books, “A Way Out of No Way” and, “An Easy Burden” and co-author of, “Walk in My Shoes,” Young, who lives in Atlanta, recently received the Emmy for Lifetime Achievement.
The event is free. Space is limited, and attendees are urged to R.S.V.P at (510) 434-3988.