USD Hosts Dick Gregory, Comedian and Civil Rights Activist

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.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.