Sen. Kamala Harris speaking at women’s event at Miles College

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In this July 24, 2019 photo, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., currently one of the two leading black candidates in the contest, speaks during a candidates forum at the 110th NAACP National Convention in Detroit. Democrats will be watching the 2020 presidential campaign to see if they can match the potent multiracial coalition Barack Obama put together in his two presidential election wins. The big question is whether young black voters will turn out without the energizing presence of Obama on the top of the ticket. There is likely to be a similar coalition, but the big question is whether it will have the intensity and numbers of the Obama elections. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) will join Louise Jones for a conversation about women’s empowerment and leadership, moderated by Miles College President Bobbie Knight on Sunday.

In coordination with the Doug Jones for Senate campaign, Sen. Harris and Louise Jones will kick off Women’s History Month with a conversation about women’s issues in Alabama and across the country. 

In the Senate, Sen. Doug Jones and Sen. Harris worked together to secure a 14% increase in federal funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) like Miles College in the 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill, bringing funding from $244.7 million in 2017 to $279.6 in 2018. 

This event is free to the public and begins at 3 p.m.


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