Former NAACP president to speak
Benjamin Todd Jealous, former NAACP president and CEO, will present “The Secret to Unleashing Inner Greatness,” 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in York College’s Waldner Performing Arts Center.
The youngest president in its history, he began his career at age 18 opening mail at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Jealous has been a leader of successful state and local movements to ban the death penalty, outlaw racial profiling, defend voting rights, secure marriage equality, and end mass incarceration.
Jealous was a Rhodes Scholar, was named by both Forbes and TIME magazine to their “Top 40 under 40” lists, and was named the Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.
He recently joined the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kapor Capital, where he plans to continue his goal of growing opportunities for minorities in the tech economy. His new book, “Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding,” features personal essays from prominent figures in the black community.
Admission is free. The doors open at 3 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-served.