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June 23, 2015

Rep. John Lewis to Speak at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in July

Celebrated Civil Rights Leader will visit as part of Institute's Getting to the Point Series

BOSTON – The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will welcome Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) to speak at the Institute on Monday, July 20th.

Lewis will discuss voting rights issues, the importance of civic engagement and his work with the late Sen. Kennedy. The two legislators first met in the 1960s while working to advance the cause of civil rights. Years later, Lewis and Kennedy would team up on a renewal of the Voting Rights Act.

The Getting to the Point series aims to convene individuals with diverse perspectives to discuss current issues and the challenges our government is facing. Getting to the Point will take on various formats from town halls to keynote lectures and panel discussions, and will showcase speakers from all walks of life, from Members of Congress and public officials to celebrities, business people, academics, and ordinary citizens.

WHAT: The Edward M. Kennedy Institute will continue its Getting to the Point speaker series with a conversation with Rep. John Lewis.

WHEN: Monday, July 20, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Columbia Point – Boston, MA 02125

This event is OPEN PRESS.


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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

The Institute offers a series of public programs and special events hosted in Boston and Washington, D.C. on local and national issues. These programs are open to the public and aim to provide an engaging experience and create dialogue.

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