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Congress to Campus
Join Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA) in a wide-ranging discussion about "Racial Justice." These long-serving former members of Congress will offer context and wisdom on this most important issue. Sponsored by the School of Public Service & Global Affairs, the duo are speaking to Gannon as part of the Congress to Campus program. The mission of Congress to Campus is to engage students to increase civic literacy and participation by directly connecting them with former members of Congress in the hopes of strengthening their participation in the democratic process.

Sep 21, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Donna Edwards
Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Elected in a special election in June 2008, Ms. Edwards became Maryland’s first African American woman in Congress, serving 5 terms. In Congress, she served on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Committee on Standards and Official Conduct, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology, serving as the lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Space. In her last term, Congresswoman Edwards was a member of the Democratic leadership team as co-chair of the House Democrat’s Steering and Policy Committee. She also served in the leadership of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. These days Congresswoman Edwards spends her time working in the issues that consumed her passion in Congress and offering occasional political commentary
Charles Boustany
Charles Boustany (R-LA)
BOUSTANY, CHARLES W., a Representative from Louisiana; born in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La., February 21, 1956; graduated Cathedral Carmel High School, Lafayette, La.; B.S., University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, La., 1978; M.D., Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La., 1982; surgeon; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-January 3, 2017); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress in 2016, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate.