Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader will present the keynote address at Gettysburg College’s 29th Annual Fall Convocation on Dec. 6 at 11:30 a.m. in Christ Chapel on campus. The original ceremony, previously scheduled for Nov. 8 featuring Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Anthony Romero, was cancelled.
Nader, named one of the “100 Most Influential Americans in the 20th Century” by Time Magazine, is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author. For more than four decades, Nader has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into public interest groups to advocate for solutions. He will relate the struggle for justice to the outcome of the 2012 presidential race and share ways to inspire us to take charge of America’s democracy.
The 2012 Silent Leader Award and the 2012 Faculty Award for Community-Based Engagement will also be presented at the event.
Gettysburg students established Fall Convocation in the 1980s to focus attention on current social issues. Past speakers include Maya Angelou, Jim Hightower, Jonathan Kozol, Benjamin Spock, and Rebecca Walker, among many others.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Mike Baker, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6521.
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