Ford Hall Forum
at Suffolk University
discussion moderated by
Thursday, May 3, 8:00-9:30 am
C. Walsh Theater
The Rappaport Center at Suffolk Law School
(Boston, MA 02108) Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University and The Rappaport Center at Suffolk Law School present Dysfunctional Democracy: a breakfast forum with Barney Frank; discussion moderated by Callie Crossley. Thursday, May 3, 8:00-9:30 am. Admission is free and open to all; a complimentary light breakfast will be available. C. Walsh Theater at Suffolk University, 55 Temple Street, Boston, MA. Wheelchair accessible and conveniently located near the Park St. MBTA Station. For more information, contact Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University: 617-557-2007, www.fordhallforum.org.
If you thought Congressman Barney Frank was always outspoken, wait until you hear him when there's no reelection on the horizon. The U.S. Representative for Massachusetts' Fourth District is ready to tell us what's wrong with our democracy — from Congressional in-fighting to an electorate that's asleep at the wheel — and how the people can take control and make a difference. He'll also give us his best predictions for Election 2012. Don't miss the host of “The Callie Crossley Show"" (WGBH Radio, 89.7), Callie Crossley, in the most ""Frank"" conversation you've ever heard with Representative Barney Frank.
Further background information on the participants:
Barney Frank represents the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts and is the Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee. A member of the Democratic Party, he is considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States. Frank began his career in the Massachusetts State House in 1972, where he served for eight years before winning a seat in the U.S. Congress. Just last year, he helped pass the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,"" a new law that the Washington Post has called “the most sweeping overhaul of the nation's financial regulatory system since the Great Depression.” Although he is widely-recognized for his work on national issues, Frank has also fought to help New Bedford fishermen, bring the commuter rail to the South coast, provide affordable rental housing, and support many local organizations and businesses. In 2011, he announced that he would not be seeking reelection after his current term. In 2012, he announced his engagement to long term partner James Ready.
Callie Crossley is host of “The Callie Crossley Show” on WGBH Radio, 89.7 and a media commentator and public speaker. She is a regular panelist on the media criticism program, “Beat The Press,” is a regular contributor to Fox25 TV’s Morning Show, and frequently appears on The PBS News Hour and CNN’s Reliable Sources. She is also Program Manager for the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. Crossley has been awarded multiple journalism and film honors. And she was a producer for “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years,” the acclaimed documentary series, which earned her an Oscar® nomination. A former producer for ABC News’ 20/20, Crossley has been a Nieman Fellow, and an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, and holds honorary degrees from Pine Manor College and Cambridge College.
The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University was established in 2006 through a $5 million gift from the Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation and Jerry and Phyllis Rappaport. The Center builds on Suffolk Law’s legacy of educating, supporting, and mentoring students with a passion for public policy and public service. The Center leverages Suffolk Law School’s tradition of public service and exceptional downtown location, just steps away from the Massachusetts State House, Boston City Hall, and countless other ...
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