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Public invited to attend online conversation with Andrew Yang

Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri has been making the rounds with local news outlets to raise awareness about the Institute’s fall season of programming titled The Presidential Election and a Nation in Crisis: Polarization, Pandemic, Prejudice.

The kickoff event will take place online on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 7 p.m. CT with Andrew Yang on a Nation in Crisis.

Andrew Yang will be in conversation with Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang will engage with Santurri in a discussion about policy, the economy, wealth inequality, talking across the political divide, plus other topics suggested by the audience in real time.

“There’s talk of some role for him in a potential Biden administration or even a run for mayor in New York a year from now,” Santurri said of Yang on the KYMN Morning Show. “It might be the case that Yang is more influential today than he was when he was a presidential candidate.”

Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community.

Santurri’s opinion piece titled “Andrew Yang is on to something: Democrats and Republicans alike should take note” was recently published by MinnPost. In it, Santurri credits Yang for trying to “break the bonds of political polarization with calls to comprehend the other side or with pleas to resist the very natural, human tendency to respond to offense with acrimony and hostility.”

Northfield News also interviewed Santurri about the event.

Santurri’s public invitation to the Institute-hosted “Andrew Yang on a Nation in Crisis” is meant for all. The St. Olaf community, as well as greater Minnesota and the country, are welcome to join the Institute online to engage with this rising public leader.

Reservation to attend this virtual event is encouraged but not required.