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Melissa Harris-Perry to Deliver Keynote Address at COE's 35th Annual Conference!

June 17, 2016

Melissa Harris-PerryCOE is proud to announce that Melissa Harris-Perry — who was described by The Atlantic as America's "foremost public intellectual" — will be the keynote speaker for the Opening Session of our 35th Annual Conference on August 31 in San Diego, CA.

Melissa Harris-Perry is the Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University. Harris-Perry is editor-at-large for where she focuses on issues affecting women and girls of color and presents the Sole Search series. She is an award-winning author and nationally recognized political commentator.

From 2012-2016 she hosted the award-winning news and analysis show Melissa Harris-Perryon MSNBC. She continues to host the live event series Nerdland Forever.

This is one dynamic speaker who you don't want to miss! Click here for more information and to register for COE's 35th Annual Conference, happening from August 31 to September 3, 2016, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA!