Social media maven Karen Civil will host Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer College Town Hall at historically black Claflin University in South Carolina.
From The Source:
Hip-hop social-media maven Karen Civil is headed to the ‘First in the South’ state to vote to speak with college students on behalf of presidential candidate Tom Steyer. Civil will host the Tom Steyer #HBCU2030 College Town Hall on the campus of Claflin University. Highlighting Steyer’s commitment to creating pathways of opportunity for African American students, Civil will lead an empowering discussion on the tools needed for unlocking your potential and living on purpose. The conversation will also address increasing access to higher education for black students, college affordability, the student loan debt crisis, and HBCU innovation.
Civil’s voice has been influential at impacting views and perceptions in the political arena. She served as a guest speaker for President Obama’s ‘Champions of Change’ event honoring young women and worked with Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential run.
“It is important to build a space where students can gather to talk about the pressing issues of today and tomorrow and see the role that they have to play in those issues,” Civil said in regards to hosting the college town hall event. “Education should be a right for all Americans. Also, as we celebrate Black History Month, I believe it is equally important to honor the legacy and contributions of our ancestors who fought for this civil liberty.”
“As the old saying goes, ‘It takes a village.’ I am thrilled to have Karen lead this empowering discussion and join the village we are creating of students, entrepreneurs, teachers, and legislators who are advocating for educational opportunity and equality,” said Steyer. “Karen’s life story is one that reflects the kind of America that I am committed to building. As we move Gen Z forward, It’s going to take a genuine spirit of humanity and hustle to transform the world and empower our youth to achieve what can sometimes feel impossible.”