Jesse Jackson will speak Feb. 16 in the Dee Events Center at Weber State College.

Jackson, a candidate for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination, will speak on current politics at 10:40 a.m. His appearance, part of the students convocation lecture series, is free to the public.The lecture is scheduled in the Dee Events Center to handle an expected large crowd, college officials said.

Jackson also ran for president in 1984 and won 21 percent of the total primary and caucus votes. In 1988 he won 30 percent of the Democratic primary vote.

He has been president of Operation PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity), a Chicago-based human rights organization concerned with economic development. He was also executive director of Operation Breadbasket, the economic arm of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.