Wednesday, January 20, 2010

1/22: Donna Brazile at CWRU

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 11:55 AM

That Barack Obama sits in the White House is partly thanks to Donna Brazile. As chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, she was tasked with beating back efforts by certain Republicans to undermine fair elections — like what happened in 2000 in Florida and 2004 in Ohio (hey there, Ken Blackwell!). The veteran political strategist experienced the impact of messed-up elections firsthand: She was Al Gore’s campaign manager in 2000, the first African-American woman to run a presidential campaign. She was also active in the campaign to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday. So it’s appropriate that Case Western Reserve University is bringing her in to give the annual Martin Luther King convocation speech, which caps its weeklong celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. It takes place at 12:30 p.m. at Amasa Stone Chapel (10904 Euclid Ave.). It’s free and open to the public. Call 216.368.2229 for more information. — Anastasia Pantsios

Tags: , , ,



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2017 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation