A Democrat and a Republican prominent in Georgia politics will speak on “Leadership and the Power of the Vote” on two Georgia Southern University campuses at different times Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Stacey Abrams, former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and 2018 Democratic nominee for governor, will speak in the Performing Arts Center on the Statesboro campus at 2:30 p.m.
Lynn Westmoreland, Republican former U.S. representative from Georgia’s 3rd District, is scheduled to speak, also in the PAC on the Statesboro campus, at 5 p.m.
Alternating campuses, Westmoreland is also to speak in the Ogeechee Theatre on the Armstrong campus in Savannah at 2:30 p.m., and Abrams is slated to speak in Jenkins Hall on the Armstrong campus at 5 p.m. But that particular Abrams’ appearance is open only to students because of limited seating, the university announced.
Georgia Southern’s Department of Communication Arts, Department of Political Science and International Studies and Department of Sociology, along with the Political Engagement Organization and Campus Life Enrichment Committee are sponsoring these activities.