Civil rights icon, author, activist Julian Bond to speak

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library will host “An Evening with Julian Bond” at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Destin Library, 150 Sibert Ave. This event is free and open to the public by reservation. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The program will include a video presentation and a question and answer period. Light refreshments will be served. Seating will be limited and with reservations only. Reservations are to be made by email at friendsofthedestinlibrary@gmail.com or call 850-269-3326. (Give name/number of seats/telephone number/email address). Seating reservations will be confirmed prior to the event.

From his college days as a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his role as former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Bond has been an active participant in the movements for civil rights, economic justice and peace, as well as an aggressive spokesman for the disinherited.

As an activist who has faced jail for his convictions, as a veteran of more than 20 years of service in the Georgia General Assembly, as a writer, teacher, and lecturer, Bond has been on the cutting edge of social change since he was a college student leading sit-in demonstrations in Atlanta in 1960.

The Friends Guild of the Destin Library is honored to host this exciting event for the citizens of our community.

Interested in becoming part of a vibrant and exciting future as a member of the Friends? Contact Julia Vijacka, president of the Friends Guild of the Destin Library, Inc. at friendsofthedestinlibrary@gmail.com.