ARHU Dean's Lecture Series: Cecile Richards

December 5, 2019
5:30 - 5:30 PM
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Recital Hall

As part of UMD’s Civic Maryland, a campus-wide initiative encouraging students to engage with issues of public concern, Cecile Richards, renowned activist and progressive leader, will talk about her mission to inspire people to political action. Richards recently helped launch Supermajority, a group working to train and mobilize women to become organizers, activists and leaders in advance of the 2020 elections. She previously worked for more than a decade as the president of Planned Parenthood. Richards will discuss her journey into activism, highlighted in her 2018 book “Make Trouble,” and provide a blueprint for anyone eager to “stand up, speak out and find the courage to lead.” The lecture will be followed by a Q&A.

This event is free, but a ticket is required. 

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