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Renowned Activist Cleve Jones to Deliver Inspirational Talk at UE

Posted: Monday, September 18, 2023

The University of Evansville (UE) is thrilled to announce that Cleve Jones, a celebrated author, AIDS & LGBT rights activist, and a true icon in the world of human rights advocacy, will be speaking on campus.

The event will take place on September 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall, followed by a Q&A session. This speech is free and open to the public and is in observance of Constitution Day.

Jones is a distinguished voice in the fight for equality and human rights. With a career spanning five decades, Jones's inspirational journey has left a permanent mark on the world of activism, shedding light on the struggles of marginalized communities and positive change.

His speaking engagements and advocacy continue to shape conversations on vital contemporary issues. Jones's achievements include his recognition as a Champion of Change by President Barack Obama and portrayal in an Oscar-winning film titled "Milk." In 1987, Cleve Jones initiated the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, commemorating over 85,000 American lives lost to AIDS. His book, "Stitching a Revolution: The Making of an Activist," chronicles his life and the quilt project's role in restoring hope during a time of tragedy.

In addition to his impressive history, Jones consistently receives rave reviews for both his stage presence and collaborations with clients. His keynotes have touched the hearts of diverse audiences. For more information about Cleve Jones's upcoming talk and other event details, please click here.

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