Famed Civil Rights Activist to Host Lecture in Support of Foundation

(Las Vegas) - The Anthony L. Pollard Foundation will present a lecture by former Ambassador Andrew Young at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Doc Rando Hall at Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.

Ticket prices are $25 for students with valid UNLV I.D., $50 for general admission and $100 for VIP admission. Tickets can be purchased at the door or prior to the event at 702.895.ARTS (2787). For more information, contact the Anthony L. Pollard Foundation at 702.255.3001.

Young is chairman of GoodWorks International, a specialty consulting group based in Atlanta, GA, that provides strategic services to corporations and governments operating in the global economy. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he served three terms in the US Congress from the 5th district of Georgia. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter named him Ambassador to the United Nations. He served two terms as Mayor of Atlanta and was Co-Chairman of the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996.

Young was a top aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights movement, was involved in its inception, and served as Vice-President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He presently serves on the Board of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change.

The Anthony L. Pollard Foundation was founded by Dr. Anthony Pollard, who has been involved with numerous community efforts in Southern Nevada. Among them are starting the annual Juneteenth Festival in Las Vegas and establishing Rainbow Dreams Academy. The foundation has been awarding the Rainbow Dreams scholarships for more than a decade and launched the annual Art for Education event to raise funds for the scholarships. Pollard also founded Rainbow Medical Centers in 1989, starting it as a single location and expanding it to six locations over the last 18 years.