Morris Dees, co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and human rights activist, will bring his message of tolerance and justice to the 18th Annual Robert Salomon Morton Lecture. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at 11:45 a.m. in the Raytheon Amphitheater, Egan Center.

Mr. Dees and the SPLC have been at the forefront of the struggle against hate and intolerance, and continue to work to ensure that the promises of the civil rights movement become a reality for all. The SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups, including white supremacists and neo-Nazis, and for winning landmark legal victories on behalf of the exploited, the powerless, and the forgotten.

Sponsored by the NU Holocaust Awareness Committee with co-sponsors: African American Studies, Brudnick Center on Violence and Conflict, Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Gustel Giessen Memorial Fund, History Department, Jewish Studies, Law Policy & Society, NU Hillel, Office of the Provost, School of Law, Snell Library, Spiritual Life Center, and Women's Studies.

Reception to follow. This event is part of Holocaust Awareness Week.

Contact Phone:617-373-2728

Note: This is a ticketed event. Tickets are free but must be obtained prior to the event. Please come early to this event, as seating is limited. Advance ticket and NU or government-issued photo ID are REQUIRED for admission. Tickets are available starting March 10 at the Spiritual Life Center (203 Ell Hall) or the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (209 Lake Hall).