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Political Commentator Symone Sanders to Speak at NCCU

Symone Sanders

North Carolina Central University will welcome Democratic strategist and CNN political commentator Symone Sanders on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in B.N. Duke Auditorium as part of the university’s Lyceum Series in collaboration with the Rock the Mic Lecture Series.

Sanders is known for challenging audiences to think outside the box in considering how diversity can help shape a better future.

Sanders made history at the age of 25 by becoming the youngest press secretary for a candidate in a presidential race when she went to work for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 2016 campaign. She is the immediate past chair of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice’s Emerging Leaders Committee and a former member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice.

While working in the field of juvenile justice, Sanders engaged in policy discussions that led her to question accepted concepts surrounding diversity and society. She encourages audiences to reexamine their views, as well.

NCCU’s Lyceum/Rock the Mic brings thought leaders and ideas to campus to stimulate discussion of significant issues in education, entertainment, politics and social justice.

The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact NCCU’s University College at 919-530-6932 or lyceum@nccu.edu.

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