Donna Brazile Keynote Speaker At Affirmative Action Day, March 3

"The Politics of Affirmative Action"

Keynote address by Donna Brazile,
political strategist and author

In recognition of Affirmative Action Day, MSU's President's Commission on Affirmative Action (PCAA) will offer a full day of free events open to the MSU campus and outside community on Thursday, March 3, 2005.

A panel discussion in the morning and keynote address in the afternoon will focus on this year's theme: "The Politics of Affirmative Action."

Political strategist Donna Brazile will deliver the keynote address at 2 p.m. in the Alexander Kasser Theater. Ms. Brazile, a veteran Democratic political strategist and former campaign manager for the Gore/Lieberman 2000 presidential campaign, is chair of the Democratic National Committee's Voting Rights Institute. Ms. Brazile is the author of Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, a memoir about her life in the political arena. Refreshments will be served at the book signing after the keynote address.

The panel discussion will be held in College Hall, Room 310, at 10 a.m. Seating is limited. Panelist are Dr. Brigid Harrison, associate professor, Political Science, MSU; Ms. Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, Esq, director, Division of EEO/AA, NJ Dept. of Personnel; Ms. Nancy Hicks, assistant to president for Affirmative Action and Ethnical Standards, Richard Stockton College; and Mr. Luis Rodriguez, associate dean of Library Services, MSU. Panel Discussion broadcast via teleconference to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Stratford campus, and available via live Web stream on the MSU campus.

The traditional flag raising will take place at noon outside the Student Center. Immediately after all are invited into the Student Center Ballrooms where representatives of campus organizations and clubs affiliated with the PCAA and its mission will be available to provide information and answer questions. Food and beverages will be available.

For a Full Agenda, and a list of all the co-sponsors, go to www.montclair.edu/pcaa/AffirmativeActionDay