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Marian Wright Edelman Headlines Bruce Poynter Lecture Series

WHAT: 7th annual R. Bruce Poynter Lecture Series, featuring Marian Wright Edelman

WHO:  Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund

WHEN:  7 p.m. Thursday, January 22

WHERE: Great Hall, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016
 
MEDIA:  Maralee Csellar, AU Media Relations, 202-885-5952 or csellar@american.edu

WASHINGTON, D.C.—American University’s Office of the Chaplain and the Metropolitan Memorial Methodist Church are cosponsoring the 7th annual R. Bruce Poynter Lecture Series, featuring Marian Wright Edelman.

Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, also founded the Washington Research Project and previously served as the director of the Center for Law and Education at Harvard University.

The Office of the Chaplain works closely with the campus community to foster a welcoming, hospitable environment for the spiritual exploration and religious practices of people of all faiths. The office facilitates the university’s commitment to spiritual growth, ethical discernment, and community service.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

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