Tom Hayden in Rockford Aug. 15

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Rockford Peace & Justice Action Committee is proud to host legislator and activist Tom Hayden on Sunday, Aug. 15, at a program at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockford, 4848 Turner St.

“An Evening with Tom Hayden” will begin with dinner at 6 p.m. Hayden will speak at 7 p.m.

“Tom Hayden changed America,” said The Atlantic magazine. Hayden was elected to the California state Assembly in 1982 and the state Senate in 1992. His legislative record includes groundbreaking legislation on behalf of women, African-Americans and Latinos, Holocaust survivors and immigrants working in sweatshops. The Sierra Club considered him the strongest legislative protector of endangered species in the nation. He was recognized as the legislature’s foremost watchdog against special interest waste and abuse of power.

Hayden was a leader of the student, civil rights, and anti-nuclear movements in the ’60s, and the environmental and anti-nuclear movements in the ’70s, most notably the demonstration before the Democratic National Convention in 1968 in Chicago. He is the author of nine books. The New York Times cited his 1968 book, Reunion, as one of the best 200 of the year.

Cost of the program is $10, or $20 for “activists.” Call Rockford Peace & Justice at (815) 964-7111 for reservations or more information.

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