September 8, 2015
by Free and Equal
United States Attorney General William Ramsey Clark will be gracing Free & Equal Election Foundation’s United We Stand Festival stage as the keynote speaker on September 19th 2015 at the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, California. He will be standing in place of the Civil Rights leader Amelia Boynton Robinson, who passed away on August 26, 2015. As a life-long activist and former government official for progressives such as President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, former Attorney General Ramsey Clark will continue to share the fearless grand legacy of social activism lead by Ms. Boynton-Robinson.
Mother Amelia, best known for her civil rights activism and leading Martin Luther King Jr. to the March on Selma, sparked a social revolution towards wider support of civil liberties and rights. In burgeoning social awareness, Ms. Boynton-Robinson and her civil rights activist counterparts lead the White House towards laws such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968, both of which Ramsey Clark helped draft and pass.
Ramsey Clark continues to lead the United States and the world, serving as a socially progressive lawyer as well as an activist. He is recognized for his critiques of the War on Terror, NATO’s unjust bombing of countries, and other social atrocities such as the Gulf War. While best known for standing as Defense Attorney for Slabodan Milsevic and Saddam Hussein, Ramsey Clark continues his firm commitment to a just and honest world. Notably, he was a recipient of the 1992 Gandhi Peace Award, and the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award for his commitment to civil rights. These awards place him in the realm of greatness with other recipients, such as Pete Seeger, Mother Teresa, and the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet. As a man who has based his career on justice and social equality, former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark represents many of the core ideals celebrated at the United We Stand Fest: equality, social activism and consciousness, and love of freedom!
Note: IPR regular Richard Winger Of Ballot Access News is scheduled to speak at the event.