ACU, Abilene Reporter-News to bring Linda Chavez
to Abilene to speak about civil rights in the workplace
For Immediate Release
Oct. 5, 1999
Abilene Christian University's Center for Building
Community and the Abilene Reporter-News have invited Linda
Chavez, author, syndicated columnist and president of the
Center for Equal Opportunity, to speak to Abilene citizens
at a luncheon Wednesday, October 13, at the Abilene Civic
Center at 11:45 a.m.
Tickets for the luncheon are available at $10 per ticket.
They can be purchased or reserved by calling ACU's Center
for Building Community
at 674-2156. Tickets also can be purchased at the
Abilene Reporter-News, 101 Cypress, or the Abilene Civic
Center box office.
The New York Times has described Chavez as "an
influential voice on civil rights policy." Her nationally
syndicated column typically runs weekly in the Wednesday
edition of the Abilene Reporter-News, as well as in many
other newspapers across the country.
Chavez is author of Out of the Barrio: Toward a New
Politics of Hispanic Assimilation, which chronicles the
untold story of Hispanic progress and achievement and
addresses the implications of bilingual education, voting
rights, immigration and affirmative action.
Along with her book and columns, Chavez writes often for
many other publications, including The Wall Street Journal,
the Washington Post, The New Republic, Commentary and
Reader's Digest. She also makes regular appearances on "The
McLaughlin Group," "CNN & Co.," "To the Contrary" and
"The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer."
Chavez has held a number of political positions, among
them White House Director of Public Liaison and director of
the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. She won the Republican
nomination for U.S. Senator from Maryland, losing in the
general election. She also served as U.S. Expert on the
United Nations Subcommission on Human Rights.
She currently sits on the Board of Directors for several
non-profit organizations and is a director of Greyhound
Lines, Inc., and ABM Industries, Inc. She is working on her
second book, which will deal with the impact of feminism on
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