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Donna Brazile Delivers Lecture at Howard University

WASHINGTON (January 22, 2010) – Veteran Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile will deliver the annual Charles W. Harris Lecture entitled the “The Fierce Urgency of Now” at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 28, in the Blackburn Center Auditorium on Howard’s main campus.

Author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. She is a proud native of New Orleans.

Professor emeritus Charles W. Harris funded the annual lecture series in the Political Science Department. Past speakers include UC-Berkeley Law Dean Christopher Edley Jr. and former Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law deputy director John Brittain. The topics discussed include affirmative action in higher education and voting rights litigation before the US Supreme Court.

For information regarding general questions and logistics for this event, please contact Victoria Kirby at

Note to the Media

To broadcast, print and online media, please email your request to, ideally, no later than January 27 by 5 p.m. A mult box will be available.

WHAT: Charles Harris Lecture delivered by Donna Brazile

WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2010, 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Blackburn Center Auditorium, 2397 6th St NW. Washington, DC 20059

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