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TitleUSD Hosts Dick Gregory, Comedian and Civil Rights Activist
ContactPamela Gray Payton
Contact E-mailpgray, at
Contact Phone(619) 260-4681

The University of San Diego Torero Program Board will host Dick Gregory for a special presentation on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in USD’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre.

Dick Gregory will use his social satire, humor and incredible wit to discuss his life as a civil rights activist and legendary comedian. Gregory will talk about his activism during the tumultuous 1960s and what he continues to do to help people all over the world. In the spirit of the African American oral tradition, “Gregory speaks the truth about racism, sexism and violence in America, and his message is important for all to hear,” said Morgan Schwanke ’13, organizer and member of the Torero Program Board.

The multitalented Gregory is the author of 15 books, has recorded seven records and is a recognizable television and film personality. He also is a leading nutrition entrepreneur who has led more than 100 fasts. Committed to non-violent social change, he has shared his message across the United States and abroad for more than 40 years.

General admission is $10; $5 for USD graduate students, faculty and staff and free to USD undergraduates. Everyone must have a ticket. They are available at the Hahn University Center Box Office or by phone at (619) 260-2727.

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