SACRAMENTO – The man many referred to as “the first Black president” comes to Sacramento next month, to discuss the state of politics and his own legacy in it.
Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States will appear at the Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, December 4 as part of the Sacramento Speakers Series. “A Special Evening with President Bill Clinton” is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. The Memorial Auditorium is located at 1515 J Street.
Clinton was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice — first in 1992 and then in 1996. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence.
Clinton has taken on such issues as job creation, protecting the environment, improving access to health care, and expanding care and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has joined with former President George H.W. Bush three times – after the 2004 tsunami in South Asia, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and Hurricane Ike in 2008 – to help raise money for recovery efforts and served as the U.N. Envoy for Tsunami Recovery.
Building on his longstanding commitment to Haiti as President and through his Foundation, President Clinton was named U.N. Special Envoy for Haiti in 2009 to assist the government and the people of Haiti as they “build back better” after a series of hurricanes battered the country in 2008. Following the devastating earthquake, President Clinton dedicated Clinton Foundation resources to help with immediate and long term relief and assistance, and at the request of President Barack Obama, joined with President George W. Bush to establish the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, which supports highly effective organizations on the ground in longterm rebuilding efforts. Additionally, President Clinton serves as co-chair of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission with Prime Minister Bellerive.
He is also the author of several bestselling books including “My Life,” “Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy” and “GIVING: How Each of Us Can Change the World.”
Clinton recently urged Americans to vote for the real first Black president in his bid for re-election.
Other upcoming speakers in the series include education reformist Michelle Rhee and underwater archeologist Dr. Robert Ballard.
Tickets to hear Clinton speak are $120 or $200 per person. Those willing to pay $2,000 can receive two VIP seats and a photo with the former president.
For more information, call (916) 388-1100.