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CNN Legal Analyst Bakari Sellers Speaks @ ASU on Student Activism! (1065 hits)

WHAT: CNN Legal Analyst Bakari Sellers Speaks about Student Activism at ASU.

WHEN: Tuesday (Feb. 6), at 11 a.m.

WHERE: ASU's Dunn-Oliver Acadome.




One of CNN's top legal analysts and one of America's most vocal advocates for the enhanced involvement of young people being registered to vote and becoming 'change-agents' in government and politics is the featured speaker on Tuesday (Feb. 6) at Alabama State University.




The ASU Office of Student Life is sponsoring Bakari Sellers as the keynote speaker at its event that takes place at 11 a.m.- Noon in the Dunn-Oliver Acadome on ASU's campus. Seller's topic will be “Student Activism; The Key to Real Change.”




The event is free and open to the public and the Hornet Nation.




Sellers, an attorney and legal analyst for the CNN Television Network is the youngest African-American to ever be elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 2016, he gave one of the opening speeches at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. See below for more information on him.

For more information on the event contact Kenneth Dean at 334-229-4419 or 229-4151.




News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax at 334-229-4104



ABOUT THE SPEAKER...
Bakari Sellers is an attorney and CNN legal analyst and political on-air contributor. Recently, he launched his podcast, "Viewpoint with Bakari Sellers" on Westwood One, with guests that have included Hillary Clinton, Mark Cuban, and Charles Barkley. He is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and is the first vice chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party.

Sellers made history in 2006 when at 22 years-old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent state representative to become the youngest member of the South Carolina state legislature, and the youngest African-American elected official in the nation.

After earning his law degree from the University of South Carolina, Sellers has followed in the footsteps of his father, civil rights leader Cleveland Sellers, in his tireless commitment to service addressing issues ranging from education and poverty to preventing domestic violence and childhood obesity. He served on President Barack Obama's South Carolina steering committee during the 2008 election and was named to TIME Magazine’s '40 Under 40' list of leaders in 2010.

He has been a featured speaker at events for the National Education Association, College Democrats of America National Convention, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and delivered the keynote address to the 2007 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, DC. In the summer of 2016, Sellers gave one of the opening speeches at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Sellers practices law with the Strom Law Firm, LLC. in Columbia, SC. He is married to Dr. Ellen Rucker-Sellers.
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