Ron Dellums Speaks!


A Lifelong Champion of Justice for All

For over 50 years, Ron Dellums has been providing wisdom and courage of the ages on JUSTICE FOR ALL:  from how we solve climate change through racial justice, apply anti-apartheid divestment strategies to today's greatest injustices, engage in politics with integrity and courage, build non-traditional coalitions to advance the human family, conduct ourselves with grace under attack, and so many more invaluable and timeless lessons...

Read the Daily Kos on how Ron Dellums is today's prescription for young activists who want to change the world!


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WHY POLITICS IS AN ANSWER TO INJUSTICE

View Ron's Mayoral Interviews with Belva Davis

View Ron's 80th Birthday Speech

Ron on How He Was Elected to Congress

Reflections on First Days in Congress


 2017 Women's March on Washington D.C. Photo Credit: cnn.com

2017 Women's March on Washington D.C.
Photo Credit: cnn.com

Staying Engaged in the Age of Trump

Read Ron's Inspiration on the best way to combat Trumpian hate.

Step Forward: "We Must Stand Up and Engage this country on the issues of racial and economic justice and fight to realize our core values as Americans."


 Ron & Shirley Chisholm share a moment of victory.

Ron & Shirley Chisholm share a moment of victory.

From shirley chisholm to hilary clinton

Read Hip Hop artist Ise Lyfe's Huffington Post interview with Ron, "Insights from Political Icon Ron Dellums."

Listen to Ron speak about Shirley Chisholm with Adam Countee, mastermind behind the forthcoming Shirley Chisholm film and producer and writer of Silicon Valley, Community, and The Mindy Project.


Racial Urban Displacement & Climate Change: Interconnected Injustices

Watch Ron's 2016 Speech at his alma mater, UC Berkeley, on Race, Displacement & Policy.


 Ron Dellums converses with Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

Ron Dellums converses with Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

 Nelson Mandela on his visit to Oakland, CA in 1990.

Nelson Mandela on his visit to Oakland, CA in 1990.

Divestment Power:
from ending South African Apartheid to Today's Mass Incarceration and Climate Change

Read about Ron's perspective on what it took to end South African Apartheid.

Read Ron's article with young criminal and climate change justice activists on the power of divestment for today's movements.

Watch Ron speak to Rachel Maddow, political commentator on MSNBC, about the Dellums Bill and how it helped end apartheid in South Africa. 


 Coretta Scott King showing her support for Ron at his first congressional campaign in 1970.

Coretta Scott King showing her support for Ron at his first congressional campaign in 1970.

Watch Ron's interview about the importance of voting.


 Bono speaks about HIV/AIDS epidemic alongside Rep. Barbara Lee and Ron.

Bono speaks about HIV/AIDS epidemic alongside Rep. Barbara Lee and Ron.

Designing a Marshall Plan for HIV/AIDS

Read about the defining moment around a simple kitchen table that drove Ron Dellums & Barbara Lee to respond to the AIDS Epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.

"And three remarkable people came together around that kitchen table in Washington, D.C., to create a U.S. response-U.S. Rep. Ron Dellums; Barbara Lee, Dellums' former chief of staff and now his successor; and Dr. Allen Herman, founding dean of South Africa's National School of Public Health."

 

Watch Ron give the Keynote Address at         the African Healthcare Infrastructure Forum for the Constituency for Africa in 2015. 

Read this excerpt from Ron's book Lying Down with the Lions where he speaks about his passion to address the humanitarian crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa


 Ron on megaphone with white moms at 1971 Women's Strike for Peace.

Ron on megaphone with white moms at 1971 Women's Strike for Peace.

War & Violence Are Never the Answer

Watch Ron's 2015 Speech on Democracy Now TV.

 

Read the Transcript from Ron's interview with David Reich called "Peace is more than the Absence of War". 

Read the Transcript from Ron's opening statements at the 1971 Hearing on Vietnam War Crimes.


 Dellums with Les Aspin (right) and Gen. Colin Powell.

Dellums with Les Aspin (right) and Gen. Colin Powell.

The Most Effective National Security Strategy: Peace & JusticE

Watch Ron speak about prioritizing domestic spending over military spending at a conference on defense and social spending. 


 Ron with Barack Obama and Tony West.

Ron with Barack Obama and Tony West.

Policy Solutions to Historic Racial Discrimination

Watch Ron introduce former President Barack Obama during his 2007 first presidential campaign rally in Oakland.

Read an array of papers and publications that came out of the Dellums Commission, one of the earliest groups to assess the impact of key public policies on the physical, social, and emotional health of young males of color.


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from U.S. Marines to ChaIrman of house armed services

Watch Ron reflect on his time in the Marine Corps.


 Ron as Mayor of Oakland.

Ron as Mayor of Oakland.

Why Ron returned home to serve as oakland's mayor

Watch Ron talk about when the people of Oakland petitioned him to run for Mayor.

Watch Ron speak at a City Council Meeting in 2005 which led the people of Oakland to ask him to be Mayor.

Watch Ron's 2010 State of the City video in Oakland, CA.


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