Talk by Donna Brazile, Political Strategist and Syndicated Columnist


Mar
08
2013

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  • Speaker: Donna Brazile
  • Host Department: Theme Semester
  • Date: 03/08/2013
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Location: Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  (Show map)

  • Description:

    Donna Brazile's talk is free and open to the public but please register here.  Her talk is the keynote address for the 2013 Women of Color Task Force Conference.  For conference information, click here.

    From the Donna Brazile web site:

    Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute.Aside from working for the full recovery of her beloved New Orleans, Ms. Brazile’s passion is encouraging young people to vote, to work within the system to strengthen it, and to run for public office.

    She first got involved at the age of nine when she worked to elect a City Council candidate who had promised to build a playground in her neighborhood; the candidate won, the swing set was installed, and a lifelong passion for political progress was ignited. Ms. Brazile worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign.

    Author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, Ms. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Uclick, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and O, the Oprah Magazine, an on-air contributor to CNN, and ABC, where she regularly appears on ABC’s This Week.


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