UNCW to Host Veteran Political Strategist Donna Brazile

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Veteran political strategist Donna Brazile will kick off the University of North Carolina Wilmington 2013-14 Leadership Lecture series at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30. The first African-American to manage a presidential campaign, Brazile’s lecture “Women in Politics – Are We There Yet?” will offer her original perspective on American politics, race relations, women and diversity.

Named one of the twenty remarkable visionaries by O, The Oprah Magazine on “O’s First-Ever Power List,” Brazile has worked on presidential campaigns since 1976, and managed her first major presidential political campaign in 2000. The author of best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, was also named as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women” by Washingtonian magazine and one of the “Top 50 Women in America” by Essence.

Passionate about encouraging the youth of America to vote and work within the political system, Brazile has lectured at more than125 higher-education institutions across the country. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, author, syndicated columnist and political commentator on CNN, ABC and NPR. She is currently on the board of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

Brazile’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Mimi Cunningham Speaker Series Endowment of the Department of Communication Studies, Women’s Studies and Resource Center, and Upperman African American Cultural Center. For more information about this exciting and informative lecture, visit UNCW Presents online, like UNCW Presents on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

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