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Distributed April 18, 2005
Contact Mark Nickel

Media advisory: Credentials and Tickets
President Clinton To Deliver Policy Address at Brown University April 29

Tickets to President William J. Clinton’s address, “Embracing Our Common Humanity: Security and Prosperity in the 21st Century,” at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2005, in Meehan Auditorium, will be available to holders of active Brown IDs beginning Monday, April 25. The Brown News Service will issue press credentials for reporters who intend to cover Clinton’s address.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Former President William J. Clinton will deliver a policy address titled “Embracing Our Common Humanity: Security and Prosperity in the 21st Century,” on Friday, April 29, 2005, at Brown University.

Clinton will speak at 1:30 p.m. in Meehan Auditorium with video simulcast to the Pizzitola Memorial Sports Center. Meehan and Pizzitola are located in the Erickson Athletic Complex on Hope Street at Lloyd Avenue. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for ticketholders and will close at 1 p.m.

Tickets will be distributed only to persons with active Brown University IDs, beginning Monday, April 25: one ticket per ID, one ID per person.

Clinton’s visit to Brown coincides with a weekend conference of College Democrat organizations from 11 states in the Northeast, hosted by the Brown Democrats. After delivering his policy address, Clinton will attend a separate event at the College Democrat conference in Alumnae Hall and will speak to more than 500 students from 42 colleges and universities. The event is being organized by Seth Magaziner, president of the Brown College Democrats.


Tickets for the event will be distributed to Brown faculty, students and staff at the ground-floor security booth in Faunce House on Monday, April 25, from noon until 3 p.m. and from 5 until 7 p.m. Tickets will be distributed at the same hours on subsequent days until the supply is exhausted. An active Brown ID is required. Individuals may present only one ID and will receive only one ticket.

Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for the live presentation in Meehan Auditorium will be distributed first, followed by tickets for the video simulcast in Pizzitola. Tickets for the two venues will be different colors.

Press credentials

Limited seating will be reserved for press. Credentials issued by the Brown News Service will be required for admission to the press areas.

Reporters and news organizations may arrange credentials by e-mail ([email protected]) or by phone (401 863-2476). Reporters and photographers must provide their name, Social Security number, date of birth, place of birth and the name of the news organization they represent. In order to accommodate as many news organizations as possible, the News Service reserves the right to limit the number of credentials issued to a single organization.

Credentials will be available for pickup at the News Service beginning Wednesday, April 27.

A separate press entrance will be provided at Meehan Auditorium on the day of the event for reporters and photographers who have University-issued credentials.

The credential will also allow access to the College Democrats event in Alumnae Hall following Clinton’s address.


Admission to the event will require both a ticket and an active Brown ID. Doors will open to admit ticket holders at 11:30 a.m. and will close at 1 p.m. No one will be admitted after 1 p.m. Seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats may not be held or reserved.


Persons attending President Clinton’s address will not be allowed to bring bags of any kind, including purses, backpack, or laptop cases. Those who bring bags will not be allowed into the auditoriums.


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