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Report from Washington, D.C.: An Evening with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman

Lawrence Township, NJ • March 10, 2016

​Bonnie Watson Coleman, a long-time and influential advocate for the people of New Jersey, is currently serving her first term in the United States Congress.

Thu, Mar 10 7:00 PM - Fri, Mar 11 7:00 PM EST

Rider University, Lawrenceville Campus
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Mercer Room
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
US

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Bonnie Watson Coleman, a long-time and influential advocate for the people of New Jersey, is currently serving her first term in the United States Congress. Prior to her election as Representative for New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District, Watson Coleman served eight consecutive terms in the New Jersey General Assembly.

The daughter of legendary state legislator John S. Watson, Watson Coleman has continued a family legacy of public service fighting for women, economic and socially disadvantaged populations, and other vulnerable groups in our society. Watson Coleman shattered racial and gender barriers to become the first African American woman to serve as Majority Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly, and the first African-American woman to serve as the Chair of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. Her election to the House of Representatives makes her the first African-American woman to represent New Jersey in Congress.

6 p.m. — Light reception
7 p.m. — Panel discussion

This event will honor both Women's History Month and 150 years of women at Rider University.

RSVP to Susan Cuccia at 609-896-5350 or scuccia@rider.edu

Free and open to the campus community and the public.



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