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Engage in personal enrichment presentations with presidential politics expert at CLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 14, 2020

CLC’s Personal Enrichment department has called upon Barry Bradford, award-winning speaker, historian and author to facilitate dynamic presentations focusing on the 2020 Presidential election and its outcome. Bradford has an extensive and remarkable list of credentials – he has been interviewed by nearly every major media outlet, his work has led to awards from the President, Congress and major civil rights groups and he is a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians.

“I developed these programs to give a factual, historical and non-partisan understanding of the elections and their results,” said Bradford. “So often, voters are influenced by ‘confirmation bias.’ We listen to cable news networks or only read websites that confirm what we already believe.”

Bradford’s passion for creating change and his belief that every person can affect history drives him to inspire audiences. The Personal Enrichment department has taken this opportunity to engage the community with an eye-opening experience to help make sense of the election process in an unbiased and authentic way.

The first of Bradford’s sessions will take place on Monday, Nov. 2 and is centered on a preview of the 2020 election results. He will provide a fascinating and informative preview of the results, along with a state-by-state prediction of the Presidential race. On Nov. 9, Bradford will host his second session for an insightful analysis into the election results and look ahead to the coming years. Through these sessions, Bradford promotes the importance of creating a well-informed community while sharing his wisdom as a political prognosticator.

“An informed voter is a smart voter,” said Bradford. “By better understanding the big picture of the elections, we can be better citizens, more able to anticipate the direction of our country.”

Both of Bradford’s highly anticipated presentations will be held via Zoom from 9:30-11 a.m. and will cost $30 to attend. For more information or to register, contact Personal Enrichment at (847) 543-2980 or CPEInfo@clcillinois.edu.

Personal Enrichment is part of community programming at College of Lake County. They offer noncredit programming for learners of all ages. Students can enjoy leisure, recreation and personal enrichment classes that enhance personal growth and expand individual experiences. Whatever the interest, offerings are available for the entire family. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/personalenrichment.

About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.