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Country First: Defending Democracy and Defeating Toxic Tribalism

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February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

LOCATION: James David Ross Family Recreation Center


Welcome remarks by: Neil Pandit
Introduction of Speaker: Dr. John C. Knapp


Congressman Kinzinger recounts his time in public service and his hopeful vision for the future of our country. Pulling from his six terms in the House of Representatives, Congressman Kinzinger brings the audience through his thought processes as he witnessed firsthand the changes in our government, and how he made the decision to stand against his own party for the sanctity of his country. Audiences leave inspired to not just be idle observers of, but rather active participants in our democracy.


Closing Remarks: Dr. David Holiday


Rep Kinzinger’s keynote address will be followed by Q&A with W&J students, faculty, and staff, which will be moderated by Neil Pandit, President of the SGA


February 22
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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