YORBA LINDA, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Richard Nixon Foundation:
MEET SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH
Screening of Nine Days That Changed The World, a compelling documentary about Pope John Paul II's historic pilgrimage to Poland.
FRIDAY - OCTOBER 8 - 7:00 p.m.
Talk, special screening, and signing by Callista and Newt Gingrich.
A gripping documentary telling a powerful story of freedom through faith. This groundbreaking film recounts Pope John Paul II's historic nine-day trip to Poland in June of 1979, and reveals why this visit was the turning point for defeating Communism in Eastern Europe.
TICKETS: $45 (MEMBERS: $40)
RICHARD NIXON LEGACY FORUM: CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LATINO AMERICANS
MONDAY - OCTOBER 11 - 1:30 p.m.
FREE EVENT open to the public
Hear a panel of experts from RN's White House Cabinet, staff and campaign team discuss how the 37th President provided innovative opportunities for Latino Americans. The forum will explore the President's pioneering programs for minority enterprise, the unprecedented decision to include Mexican-Americans in the U.S. Census, and the appointment of Latinos to high level government positions. No tickets required.
Dr. HENRY RAMIREZ (Moderator)
Chairman of the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-Speaking People
Special Assistant to the President
White House Staff Assistant for Communications and Hispanic Affairs
Associate Director of the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-Speaking People
An early pioneer in Hispanic voter outreach
Director of Program Operations for the Cabinet Committee on Opportunities for Spanish-Speaking People
Official of the National Economic Development Association
Stuart K. Spencer
Consultant to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan on voter outreach
NIXON LEGACY FORUMS ON THE CAMPUSES OF USC AND CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY
A college campus tour by the Nixon Foundation and the Washington, D.C. Nixon Center
WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 13 AND THURSDAY - OCTOBER 14
Free events on the campuses of USC and Chapman University
USC - October 13 - The Davidson Conference Center
4:00 p.m. Panel Presentation
The Week That Changed the World: The Inside Story of RN's 1972 Journey to China and its Impact, featuring a panel of senior Oval Office staff discussing the "behind the scenes" arrangements for RN's trip to China, followed by From Isolation to Global Influence, a panel discussion about the trip's lasting impact on the world by Nixon Center and USC experts. FREE ADMISSION. No tickets required.
Chapman University - October 14 - The Argyros Forum
2:00 p.m. Panel Presentation
What Would Richard Nixon Think? A Realist's Perspective on Today's World Events, the Nixon Center analysts will join Chapman University faculty to discuss the current affairs of China, Russia and the Middle East through the lens of Richard Nixon. Afterwards, three outstanding Chapman undergraduates will present and discuss their special projects with the panel.
FREE ADMISSION. No tickets required.
MEET WILLIAM VOEGELI
Author of Never Enough: America's Limitless Welfare State
THURSDAY - OCTOBER 28
7:00 p.m. Lecture and Book Signing
A national authority on the growth and perils of the welfare mentality, Voegeli explores the roots and consequences of the welfare state's ultimate size, scope and cost. He says that liberalism's excessive dependence on welfare has jeopardized our experiment in self-government. TICKETS: $8 (MEMBERS: $6)
NIXON LEGACY FORUM: MOYNIHAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE
WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 10 - 1:30 p.m.
The American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
Free Event Admission
Daniel Patrick Moynihan held positions with JFK and LBJ, and was New York's Senior U.S. Senator. He served as President Nixon's Counselor for Urban Affairs from 1969 to 1971 and helped shape many big-impact, high-profile policies of that new administration. Both RN and Moynihan detested bureaucracies—but believed government programs could be re-designed to deliver far better services.
MEET DAVID AND JULIE EISENHOWER
Authors of Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969
VETERANS DAY - THURSDAY - NOVEMBER 11
1:00 p.m. Lecture and Book Signing
Free Library admission all day.
Be in the East Room when the Eisenhower's launch their new book on one of America's most respected heroes and Presidents. A warm and intimate look at the life of Ike after he left the White House. Order an autographed book now and receive a first edition copy, plus a reserved seat ticket for the East Room lecture. BOOKS: $28 (Members $25)
3:00 p.m. Concert by the Placentia Symphonic Band
MEET GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE
Author of Can't Wait Till Christmas!
SUNDAY - NOVEMBER 28
8:00 p.m. Lecture and Book Signing
Host of his own Fox News TV show, he tells a hilarious and heartwarming story meant to teach children about patience as a virtue. It's sure to be a holiday best seller, and a perfect gift for every youngster on your list. Ticket price includes a First Edition autographed copy.
TICKETS: $25 (MEMBERS: $23)
DONALD RUMSFELD TO RECEIVE FOUNDATION'S VICTORY OF FREEDOM AWARD
MONDAY - DECEMBER 6
6:00 p.m. Reception - 7:00 p.m. East Room Dinner Gala
Save the date and plan on attending this spectacular evening with the former Secretary of Defense, who began his nearly 50 years of public service in the Nixon Administration. He was Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, Assistant to the President, Counselor to the President, Director of the Economic Stabilization Program and U.S. Ambassador to NATO. From there, he went on to serve several Presidents as a trusted and accomplished advisor and official. TICKETS: $500
MEET EDMUND MORRIS
Pulitzer Prize winner and author of COLONEL ROOSEVELT
WEDNESDAY - DECEMBER 8
7:00 p.m. Lecture and Book Signing
To be published Nov. 23 by Random House and certain to be a holiday best seller.
The final volume in his best selling trilogy on America's 25th President, Colonel Roosevelt is packed with all the adventure, drama, humor, variety and tragedy that characterized his two best selling and prize winning biographies, Theodore Rex and The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. This volume recounts the last decade of one of the most amazing lives in American history. Roosevelt wrote 40 books, hunted lions, founded a third political party, survived an assassin's bullet, and explored an unknown river longer than the Rhine. TICKETS: $10 (MEMBERS: $8)
NIXON LIBRARY PRESENTS "TREASURES FROM THE VAULT" EXHIBIT
A trove of precious gifts given to President and First Lady Pat Nixon
NOW THROUGH JANUARY 17, 2011
The Nixon Presidential Library is displaying "Treasures from the Vault," a special exhibit featuring precious gifts given to the President, First Lady, and the Nixon Family from world leaders, foreign dignitaries and heads-of-state. "Treasures from the Vault" will not only give visitors an opportunity to see rare artifacts, but a unique look at the diplomatic state of affairs from the Nixon-era.
"Treasures from the Vault" includes:
- First Century B.C. carved stone relief of Buddha from Pakistani President Yahya Khan.
- An official painting of St. Peter's Basilica from Pope Paul VI.
- Red silk ten-panel screen with embroidered cranes from the South Korean President Park Chung-hee.
- A stunning diamond watch from the Defense Minister of Saudi Arabia.
- A gold Old Testament Bible from Israeli President Ephraim Katzir.
- ALL EVENTS TO BE HELD at the campus of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Birthplace, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA, unless otherwise noted.
- FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION and to order tickets and books, call (714) 995-5075, or online at nixonfoundation.org.
SOURCE Richard Nixon Foundation