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Westminster Hosts Lecture with Interim DNC Chair Donna Brazile “What’s Going On in Washington”

Oct 07, 2016 09h35 ● By Bryan Scott
Press Release submitted to City Journals


Donna Brazile, interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, political strategist, political commentator, author and syndicated columnist


Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture: “Political Outlook: A Comprehensive Picture of What's Going On in Washington"


Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory 

Westminster College

1840 South 1300 East

Salt Lake City, Utah 


Oct. 27, 2016     7 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY – As part of the 2016–17 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series, Westminster hosts a lecture by interim Democratic National Committee chair, political commentator, strategist and author Donna Brazile entitled “Political Outlook: A Comprehensive Picture of What's Going On in Washington" on Oct. 27, 2016, at 7 p.m., in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be required for entry to the concert hall. Registeronline before October 15 to confirm seating.


Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile was recently named interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). She is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee and former interim National Chair of the Democratic National Committee as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign. Since 2000, Brazile has lectured at over 125 colleges and universities across the country on such topics as “Inspiring Civility in American Politics,” “Race Relations in the Age of Obama,” “Why Diversity Matters” and “Women in American Politics: Are We There Yet?”


Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University; a syndicated newspaper columnist for Universal Uclick; a columnist for Ms. Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine and an on-air contributor to CNN and ABC, where she regularly appears on ABC’s This Week. She is also the founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy and training firm based in Washington, DC.


Tickets are required for this free event. Register online before October 15 to confirm seating.

A livestream of the lecture will be available in overflow locations on campus.


About the Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series:

The theme for the 2016–2017 Bastian Foundation Diversity Lecture Series, now in its 17th year, is “Culture, Resistance and a New America.” This theme seeks to explore the causes, challenges and consequences of significant social, cultural, political and economic discord across the country and subsequently many college campuses. Innovative presentations from the informed perspectives of the lecturers will address the impact to various identities, groups and communities in equally varying ways. The B.W. Bastian Foundation generously and graciously sponsors lecture series. The foundation, established in 1996 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce W. Bastian, strives to build community and understanding by supporting local and national institutions with programs that benefit, encourage and preserve the rights of individuals and promote equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.


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About Westminster:

Westminster is a private, independent and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains. For more information, visit or follow WestminsterSLC on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.