The co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center will discuss his career as an anti-discrimination advocate during a public lecture that coincides with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Morris Dees will present “With Justice for All” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in NAU’s Ardrey Memorial Auditorium.
Dees, who founded SPLC in 1971 with his law partner, Joseph J. Levin Jr., has dedicated his legal career to suing organizations in discrimination cases. The SPLC is noted for its legal victories against white supremacist groups, legal representation for victims of hate groups, the monitoring of alleged hate groups including militias and extremist organizations, and its educational programs that promote tolerance. Its priorities include advocating for at-risk children, immigrants and members of the LGBT community.
“Morris Dees has built a strong legacy through standing up in support of social justice, and by way of a very successful legal career,” said Björn Krondorfer, director of the Martin-Springer Institute. “His drive and dedication are noteworthy, and the Martin-Springer Institute is very proud to host him in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.”
“With Justice for All” is free for NAU and Coconino Community College students and faculty, and $15 for the public. Tickets are available through the Central Ticket Office at www.nau.edu/cto, or by calling (928) 523.5661.