March 11, 2011 by Christine Pixley, NMSU News Center
Chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Voting Rights Institute, Donna Brazile, will speak at 7 p.m. on March 14 in the Corbett Center Ballrooms. Her talk will cover democracy, student voice and the politics happening in universities across the nation. The event is free and open to the public.
Brazile is best known for being the first black woman to have lead a major presidential election campaign. She was the campaign manager to the Gore-Lieberman campaign in the 2000.
“In my opinion, Donna Brazile’s presence at NMSU is a blessing because it raises some questions in democracy in our nation today, including how students can be well informed and get involved in the public debates happening all around the nation,” said Festus Otopa Addo-Yobo, director of Black Programs at NMSU.
Brazile was named Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, D.C., Essence Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women in America and received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Award for Political Achievement.
This event is co-sponsored by NMSU’s Office of the Provost and Women’s Studies Program in honor of Women’s History Month.