Angela Rye, Esq. is a political commentator, champion for civil rights, and a budding entrepreneur. Rye will be lecturing on the responsibility of next generation activism. She offers regular on-air commentary for media outlets including CNN, BET, MSNBC and NPR. Currently serving on the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Political Committee, Rye has an unwavering commitment to ensuring positive change in the political process. The depth of her dialogue ranges from political campaigns to more complex legislation and administration policies that have long term implications nationally and internationally. The theme for UW-Madison's Black History Month this year, Striking B(l)ack: An Unmatched Legacy, parallels the initial fight of the 1969 Black Student Strike with today's campus climate of exclusion and erasure of Black students.
This event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series, Black Cultural Center and the Multicultural Student Center in celebration of Black History Month.
Please join WUD DLS, BCC, and MSC for An Evening with Angela Rye on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. The doors of Varsity Hall in Union South will open at 6:00 p.m. The one-hour lecture is open and FREE to both students and the public, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A.
Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning available upon request. If you need another accommodation to attend this event, please contact Kate Lewandowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. All accommodation requests should be made no less than two weeks before the event. We will attempt to fulfill requests made after this date but cannot guarantee they will be met.