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POLITICAL STRATEGIST TO SERVE AS LECTURE SERIES SPEAKER

Jefferson City, Missouri– Symone Sanders, a political strategist and the Senior Advisor for Joe Biden’s 2020 Presidential Campaign, is the September speaker for the “A Dream Fulfilled: The Presidential Lecture Series.” The doors to the event on Tuesday, September 17, in the Scruggs University Center Ballroom, will open at 5:30 p.m. and Sanders will speak at 6 p.m.  A question and answer session will follow at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. 

A champion for women, Symone D. Sanders is a strategist, communications consultant, CNN Political Commentator and served as a Spring 2018 Resident Fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School. Sanders rose to prominence during her tenure as the National Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. At 25, she demonstrated an uncanny command of the issues earning her a place in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record and a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election.

However, Sanders was not new to presidential politics. When she was 16, she introduced former President Bill Clinton at a luncheon in Omaha, Nebraska. Following her remarks, President Clinton said, “Symone spoke so well I really hate to follow her.” President Clinton went on to write about Symone in his book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World.

Now, she draws from her experience on the national stage to provide perceptive analysis on political and social issues. Her lively presentations challenge the conventional wisdom that strong communities are only defined by what we have in common. Instead, she outlines the way our differences contribute to effective social movements.

Sanders has been featured on NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, BET, TV One and CNN. She has been profiled in the Washington Post, the New YorkerESSENCE Magazine and ELLE.

In addition to serving as the Senior Advisor for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, she is currently Principal of the 360 Group, LLC., where she provides strategic communications guidance to organizations, businesses, individuals, campaigns and candidates and helps clients find sound solutions to tough political and social problems. Sanders has also been selected to serve as one of USC Dornsife’s 2019 Fellows.