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Civil Rights and the People's Party

DNC Chair Tom Perez to speak at Duke
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Monday, April 09, 2018
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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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DNC Chair Tom Perez
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Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture

Please join the Sanford School of Public Policy for a Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture featuring Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee and former U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Obama. The free public talk, "Civil Rights and the People's Party," will be held on Monday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Parking is available in the Public Policy lot.

Deondra Rose, Assistant Professor of Public Policy whose new book "Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship" will interview Perez.

Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee since February 2017 served as the U.S. Secretary of Labor in the Obama Administration from 2013-2017. Prior to that he worked as a consumer advocate and civil rights attorney before serving as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights.

As head of the federal Civil Rights Division, he led the charge against police misconduct, voter suppression, anti-LGBT discrimination, and immigrant-bashing sheriffs' departments.

Then as Secretary of Labor, he fought to protect and expand opportunities for America's working people - from better wages and overtime pay, to retirement security and collective bargaining rights.

He is a graduate of Brown University, Harvard Law School, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Contact: Mary Lindsley