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Benjamin Jealous to speak at the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon January 18, 2016

Ben-Jealous4Benjamin Jealous is the featured speaker for the January 18, 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at noon, at the Peoria Civic Center. Ticket information can be found on the PECC website at

Jealous is the former national president of the NAACP, a civil rights icon and a champion for judicial reform. Jealous, the youngest president in NAACP history led successful efforts to outlaw racial profiling, ban the death penalty and defend voting rights.

Mr. Jealous recently joined the venture capital firm Kapor Capital, where he plans to continue his goal of growing opportunities for minorities in the tech economy. He was a Rhodes Scholar, and was named by both Forbes and TIME magazine to their “Top 40 under 40” lists, and was named the Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum.