Archive for Saturday, February 21, 2009

Political contributor to deliver KU lecture

February 21, 2009


Donna Brazile, a political commentator and Al Gore’s former presidential campaign manager, will speak March 9 at Kansas University.

Brazile, a political contributor for CNN, National Public Radio and ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous,” will give the Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture administered by KU’s Hall Center for the Humanities.

The lecture — “Women in American Politics: Are We There Yet?” — will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 9 at the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.

It is free, and no tickets are required.

Brazile, originally from New Orleans, became the first African-American to lead a major presidential campaign in 2000 when she was Gore’s campaign manager. She has also advocated for young people to vote and run for public office.

The lecture is named for Taylor and Stokstad, two prominent KU leaders.

The fund they established supports lectures by prominent women on leadership issues.


oakfarm 9 years, 2 months ago

For truth in advertising the lead sentence has been changed to: "Liberal political hack Donna Brazille..." The public should be aware of this condition before entering the auditorium. And we apologize for the use of the oxymoron "political contributor" in the text of the article. No such expression exists in the English language, only in the minds of CNN and its ilk.

alm77 9 years, 2 months ago

This was a fabulous, wonderful, exciting evening. I took my 10 year old and she loved it! My only regret is not taking a better camera.

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