June 4, 2023

Black History Month Keynote, Feb. 24

angela-ryeThe James Farmer Multicultural Center presents the 2014 Black History Month Keynote Presentation:

From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin:
The Importance of a New Generation of Civil Rights Activism

By Angela Rye
Monday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 116

Angela Rye is the co-founder of IMPACT Strategies, an organization that seeks to encourage young professionals in three core areas: economic empowerment, civic engagement, and political involvement. Rye has previously served as the executive director and general counsel to the Congressional Black Caucus. Rye was the youngest female executive director and first general for the Congressional Black Caucus. In that role, she was tasked with developing the overall legislative and political strategy for the caucus. She also served as senior advisor and counsel to the House Committee on Homeland Security under the leadership of Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, chairman. She was charged with developing the general political strategy for the Committee with a focus on assisting disenfranchised, small minority-owned businesses.

Rye was recognized as one of the most dynamic, young leaders on Capitol Hill. She’s been featured on MSNBC, TV One, C-SPAN, BET, as well as in The Root 100, MSNBC’s “BLTWY Power List: 35 under 35 Who Changed D.C.,” the Washington Post’s “Who Runs Gov”, and recognized as one of D.C.’s Most Influential.