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Brazile to keynote African American Male Congress’ convocation
The African American Male Congress (AAMC) of Syracuse University will kick off its eighth annual Talented Tenth Leadership Institute with a convocation, held Sunday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The convocation, the third of its kind, will feature a keynote address from Donna Brazile, chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute. Brazile will tackle the topic of how African American male leadership is imperative to America’s future. Immediately following the convocation, there will be a reception and book signing.
The event is free and open to the public; tickets are available at the Schine Box Office.
Political activist Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. She stepped into the limelight when she became the first African American person to lead a presidential campaign, working for Al Gore in 2000. Additionally, she has garnered honors including listing as one of the “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, D.C.” and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Award for Political Achievement.
The African American Male Congress is the oldest honor society established to recognize the achievements of African American men. Founded in 1996, the organization strives to be the premier student organization for African American male emergent leaders. The mission is to discuss social, economic and political issues that affect African American men; serve as a support system for African American men; promote the growth and development of African American male student leaders; and build coalitions among student leaders of student organizations.