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Lesbian educator De Palazzo to be panelist at Barry University discussion of Obama's first 10 weeks in office

News release from Barry University:

Barry University to host “Yes We Can” event – an expert panelist discussion on President Obama’s first 10-weeks in office

Event to take place April 2 and feature representatives from Amnesty International, the LGBT community, U.S. Military, Women’s Rights, politics and more

Amnesty International, the Young Democrats of Barry University, and Barry’s Department of History and Political Science will host “Yes We Can,” an expert panelist discussion on President Barack Obama’s first 10-weeks in office. The event will take place this Thursday, April 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Landon Events Room on Barry’s Miami Shores campus.

This event will tackle some of the important issues the Obama administration has already faced and address issues that the administration will take on in the future, including the current economic crisis; the war in Iraq and other military issues involving Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea and the Middle East; automobile industry; gay and lesbian issues; social justice; women’s rights and more.

For this event, a panel of experts has been assembled from such areas and organizations as Amnesty International, the U.S. Military, Safe Schools South Florida, economics, politics, LGBT issues and more. The panelist for this Thursday’s event include:

· Njambi Good, Counter Terror with Justice Campaign director, Amnesty International USA (Social Justice)

· Dr. Manuel Lasaga, president of Strategic Information Analysis Inc. in Miami (Economics)

· Dr. George Cvejanovich, associate professor and chair, Department of History and Political Science, Barry University (Politics)

· Representative from the United States Military (TBA)

· Dr. Laura Finley, assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Barry University (Women’s Rights)

· De Palazzo, representing Safe Schools South Florida (LGBT Issues)

The panelist discussion will be moderated by Dr. Sean Foreman, assistant professor in the Department of History and Political Science at Barry University. Panel members will discuss what the Obama administration has done right, the areas that need improvement, future obstacles and successes for the administration, and other issues. More than 150 students, faculty and staff are expected to attend the event, which is free and also open to the public.


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