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Politics Guest Speaker: Larry Platt
Start Date: 5/7/2018Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 5/7/2018End Time: 7:00 PM

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Please join us as Larry Platt talks about not running for Congress: 
"Last fall, I was called to serve. I was recruited to run for congress in Pennsylvania's prized sixth district, the suburbs of Philly. I accepted. I met Bill Clinton. I talked strategy with Steny Hoyer. I hitched myself to a grizzled, street-fighting campaign manager, asked all my friends for money, and came clean on the skeletons in my closet. And then I decided I couldn't go through with it. Here's why."
Larry Platt is co-founder and co-executive director of the Philadelphia Citizen, a nonprofit, non-partisan media organization has a dual mission: To provide deeply reported journalism that emphasizes solutions that can move our region forward, and to actively reignite citizenship in and around Philadelphia.A Philadelphia media fixture since the early '90s, Larry Platt is the former editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philadelphia magazine, and the co-author of the bestselling "Every Day I Fight," the cancer memoir of ESPN's Stuart Scott. He has written for New York, GQ, the New York Times Magazine and Men's Journal. "I've run two major media institutions in our town and have yet to consistently produce the kind of journalism the city and Democracy truly needs," Platt says.
Contact Information:
Name: Irene Cho
Phone: 215.571.3852
Email: irene.cho@drexel.edu
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MacAlister Hall 3025, 3250 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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