Mark Takano to Come to UC Riverside to Discuss What’s in Store for Congress

His visit will be open to the campus community, and the public

Rep. Mark Takano at Fairmount Park in Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — U.S. Congressman Mark Takano (D‐Riverside) will come to UC Riverside Tuesday, Jan. 17 to discuss the current post‐election climate in Washington, along with policy implications for 2017 and its effects on California, the campus, and the community.

The lunchtime event, from Noon to 1 p.m., in Highlander Union Building 355 is open to all, and includes lunch. Seating is limited.

His topic: “Has the game Changed? American Politics in 2017, is an interactive discussion. The moderator for the discussion will be Mariam Lam, UCR’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion.

The event is presented by UCR’s Women’s Resource Center and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Congressman Mark Takano was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012, becoming the first openly gay person of color elected to Congress. He previously served on the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees and taught high school English. During his time in Congress, Congressman Takano has been a strong supporter of low‐income and minority students and military veterans.

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