( Ward Connerly has not been known to avoid controversy.)
Ward Connerly is known for leading the movement for Proposition 209 in 1996. Proposition 209 limited the use of Affirmative Action in California. I am often surprised to hear people that should know better believe that affirmative action is used in admissions for CLU and UC schools.
A reader and friend of mine, Natalie Panossian sent in this event announcement:
The Federalist Society's Gold Coast Chapter and
California Lutheran University's Political Science Department Present:
"A Conversation with Ward Connerly, former UC Regent & founder and President of the American Civil Rights Institute"
When: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: California Lutheran University - Lundring Events Center
60 West Olson Road, Thousand Oaks, California 91360
Cost: Free to the public.
Reception with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will precede discussion at 6:00 p.m.
This event provides 1.0 hour of MCLE credit for attorneys; please make checks for $20 payable to "The Federalist Society."
For more information, please contact Gold Coast Federalist Society Chapter President Natalie Panossian, Esq. via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about The Federalist Society, please visit:
This could be an interesting event that discusses both the history of proposition 209 but also the recent attempts to change it.