Bill Monning To Speak At The N.A.A.C.P. Annual Banquet

February 18, 2009

SEASIDE, CA—On February 21st at 6:00 pm, Assemblymember Bill Monning (D, Carmel) will give out the Centennial Life Membership Awards during the NAACP Annual Banquet at the Embassy Suites in Seaside. The event takes place on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The featured speaker at the event will be civil rights activist, Dick Gregory. The event, sponsored by the NAACP’s Monterey Branch, will honor the contributions of Leon Panetta, Hebard Olson, and Hal Ginsberg.

“I am honored to join the members of our Monterey NAACP Chapter in celebrating 100 years of fighting discrimination and campaigning for social justice” stated Monning. “The work of the NAACP remains as vital as ever.”

Tickets to the event are $75 and are available first come, first served.

Event Location: 1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd., Seaside, CA 93955

Information and reservations: 831-394-3727.

For further information on the NAACP Monterey Branch or this event, please visit:

Contact: Jody Fujii @ (916) 319-2027