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The State of American Democracy: Yulin Cruz in Conversation with Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) 
An Our Voices, Our Platforms Town Hall

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will speak in conversation with Carmen Yulin Cruz, Harriet L. Weissman and Paul M. Weissman Distinguished Fellow in Leadership at Mount Holyoke College for the final event of the Our Voices, Our Platforms series. The event will be held in Chapin Auditorium and will be Livestreamed. 

In 2021 Congresswoman Pressley joined Yulin Cruz in kicking off the Our Voices, Our Platforms Series at Mount Holyoke College. These town halls have explored how people can use their voices to make meaningful change and how people can discover and create the platforms necessary to achieve that transformative change.

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) is an activist, a legislator, a survivor, and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Throughout her career as a public servant, Congresswoman Pressley has fought to ensure that those closest to the pain are closest to the power - driving and informing policymaking.

Throughout her time in Congress, Congresswoman Pressley has been a champion for justice and healing: reproductive justice, justice for immigrants, consumer justice, justice for seniors, justice for workers, justice for survivors of sexual violence, justice for the formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, and healing for those who have experienced trauma.

The in-person event is open to Mount Holyoke students, staff, and faculty. Tickets are required:

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The event is free. All ticket holders must present their OneCard at the door in order to gain access to Chapin. There will be no physical tickets provided. Doors will open at 3 pm. 

The livestream will be available to the public.

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