Veteran Political Strategist Donna Brazile to Speak this Fall

Donna Brazile

CNN commentator and ABC News consultant Donna Brazile will share her perspective on the nation’s political climate within the framework of social justice on Monday, November 14, at 7 p.m. in the Hollins Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.

Author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she became the first African-American to manage a presidential campaign. She is vice chair of voter registration and participation at the Democratic National Committee (DNC), reflecting her passion for encouraging young people to vote, to work within the system to strengthen it, and to run for public office. She is former interim National Chair of the DNC as well as the former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute.

In 2009, O, The Oprah Magazine chose Brazile as one of its 20 “remarkable visionaries” for the magazine’s first-ever O Power List. In addition, she was named among the 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian magazine, and the Top 50 Women in America by Essence magazine. She also received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement.

Brazile is a native of New Orleans. She is founder and managing editor of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, D.C. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and a columnist for Ms. Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine.