Public Programs

Getting to the Point with Senator Bernie Sanders

A Conversation on the Future of American Democracy

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Senator Bernie Sanders Digital Flier

Friday, March 31, 2017, 2:00 PM
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, Columbia Point

Join Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate for a conversation on the future of American democracy. In 2017, the Institute is engaging visitors and event attendees in a conversation around how to activate change at the local, state, and federal levels. Senator Sanders will discuss the importance of active citizen participation in the path towards progress and change.

A moderated conversation with James Pindell, Political Reporter at The Boston Globe will follow. The program will also include a Q&A with questions submitted by audience members.

The event is free and open to the public but due to tremendous interest, registration has moved to the waitlist. Click below to add your name to the waitlist and be notified if additional space becomes available.



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.


Registration opens no earlier than 1:00 p.m. and seating will begin at 1:30 p.m. Seats in the chamber are available on a first come, first served basis. Some seats have obstructed views. If needed, an overflow room will provide guests with a live stream of the program. Guests who arrive after the program begins at 2 p.m. will be seated in the overflow space. Registration and doors close 15 minutes after the start of the program.


The Edward M. Kennedy Institute strives to meet the needs of and be accessible to all of their visitors. We offer several options for assistance to visitors as listed on this website page . Please reply to this email as promptly as possible to request Communication Access services.


The Edward M. Kennedy Institute frequently engages in photographing and recording programs and events for its own documentation and promotional purposes. Please notify a staff member or volunteer if you do not wish to be photographed or recorded during your visit.


Directions are on the Institute’s website and parking is available in the EMK Institute lot and JFK Presidential Library and Museum.

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