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A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Obama

WASHINGTON (March 31, 2010) – Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama and assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, will lead a special conversation with female graduate and undergraduate students to share life lessons, challenges, opportunities and how to succeed as an African American woman at 5:30 p.m. on April 5 in the Blackburn Ballroom.

Jarrett’s opening remarks will be followed by a brief Q&A session; May 2010 degree candidates are especially encouraged to attend. The visit will be hosted by the Office of the President and the Women As Change Agents.

WHAT: A Conversation with Valerie Jarrett

WHEN: April 5, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Blackburn Ballroom

This is a forum for the women of the Howard University community.

Valerie B. Jarrett is a Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and also oversees four departments: The offices of Public Engagement, Intergovernmental Affairs, Olympic Paralympic and Youth Sports, and the White House Office of Urban Affairs. She chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls and leads the White House’s business outreach efforts. Full Biography



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