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Akin & Randolph Agency and Interfaith Center of New York Announce Book Signing Event with Congressman Ronald Dellums

February 23, 2000

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Carol Randolph and Wanda Akin with Ronald V. Dellums at his April 5, 2000 Capitol Hill book signing and reception launching Lying Down With The Lions in the congressional hallowed halls where he represented the Bay Area for 27 years.

Former Congressman Ronald Dellums’ book, LYING DOWN WITH THE LIONS, which was published by Beacon Press earlier this month, will be featured at this book signing.  Mr. Dellums fought hard for African Americans and other disenfranchised minorities and peace across the globe.  He helped bring an end to Apartheid in South Africa.  He was arrested in conjunction with his battle against this racial injustice.  Today, he promotes education and prevention to combat the AIDS epidemic in Africa.  He also maintains a close friendship with Nelson Mandela.  “The Color of Friendship”, a Disney movie about his and his family’s experiences with a white South African exchange student who lived with him and his family for a while, aired on the Disney Channel this month. 

 In LYING DOWN WITH THE LIONS, he chronicles his years in the House and offers crucial advice for Americans committed to democratic social change. He shares stories of his battles over defense policy and health-care reform and his heart-felt fight to end Apartheid.  Mr. Dellums offers a blueprint for empowering Americans to be agents of peace and justice and ensures his place as one of the most important leaders of the last half-century.  Mr. Dellums can shed light on any number of political, social and world issues.

Mr. Dellums will be in New York on February 24 and 25 and is available for interviews.  He will be speaking about coalition politics, his career in Congress and today’s challenging issues in world policy, such as the fight against AIDS in Africa at the Interfaith Center of New York.  His comments will be followed by a book signing and reception.

Should you have any questions or want to schedule an interview, please call Akin & Randolph Agency at (973) 353-8409 or (973) 623-6834 or  Wanda Akin via pager at (888) 870-0765. 

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