Clarence Pendleton Jr., controversial chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, will give the keynote address Saturday at the holiday conference and annual meeting of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California at the Canyon Hotel in Palm Springs.
Pendleton, who has attacked hiring quotas as unfair to minorities and a burden on employers, has been labeled an Administration lackey by civil rights leaders.
Humorist Stan Freberg will speak on "How to be Offbeat Without Being Offbase" at Saturday's luncheon.
Other speakers include Vernie Lindstrom, president of the AGC of America; national AGC executive vice president Hubert Beatty; Dick Munn, executive vice president of the California AGC, and Robert Kruse of Glendale, president of the California AGC.
Donald Birrer, public works director for the city and county of San Francisco, will receive the association's only award, the S.I.R. (Skill, Integrity, Responsibility) Award.