Political Strategist Donna Brazile Will Speak at UT on Oct. 19
KNOXVILLE — Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile will speak on a range of topics from her unique political experiences to her take on the current state of U.S. politics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Monday, Oct. 19.
“An Evening with Donna Brazile,” hosted by the campus’ Black Cultural Programming Committee, will take place at 7 p.m. in the University Center Auditorium. A reception will follow in the University Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the University Center garage for $1 per half hour.
Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated columnist and the vice chair of voter registration and participation for the Democratic National Committee. She also is the author of the best-selling book “Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics.” She serves as a political contributor for CNN, a consultant to ABC News, as well as a frequent contributor to NPR’s “News and Notes.”
Brazile has worked on presidential campaigns dating back to 1976, including the 2000 election where she served as presidential campaign manager for former vice president Al Gore and became the first African-American woman to lead a major campaign.
Washingtonian magazine named Brazile one of the “100 Most Powerful Women,” and Essence magazine named her one of the “Top 50 Women in America.” As chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, Brazile encourages young people to vote and works within the political system to educate voters about their rights.
C O N T A C T :
Rebekah Winkler, UT Media Relations (865-974-8304, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dawn Norwood, Black Cultural Programming Committee (865-974-6861, email@example.com)