Whiskey Business returns to Red Space on Friday, November 9 - Limited Tickets Available Here!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

3/22: Congresswoman Barbara Lee at Case

Posted By on Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 3:01 PM

California Congresswoman Barbara Lee is the current chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She’s also a past co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. A single mother and former Black Panthers sympathizer, she, like many former radicals, began to work within the system — serving in the California legislature — without giving up her idealism and principles. Undoubtedly, many conservatives — and even so-called “centrists” — find her still radical: Lee was the only person in Congress to vote against the post 9/11 bill authorizing the open-ended use of military force against terrorists (it was the “open-ended” part she had a problem with). And she was one of 31 House members who stood with Stephanie Tubbs Jones to object to the counting of the 2004 presidential electoral votes from Ohio, until an investigation of that chaotic election took place. She’ll give the keynote address at Case Western Reserve’s Stokes Leadership Symposium at noon today at the Ford Auditorium (11000 Euclid Ave.), speaking on “Opportunities for All, Pathways Out of Poverty: My Journey From Public Assistance to Public Service.” The talk will include questions and an audience discussion, moderated by associate professor David Miller from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. It’s free and open to the public. — 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.


© 2018 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