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Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:30am
100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo MI

Join us for a look inside MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program, gain insight into how public policy can affect the outcomes in our lives. Participate in networking opportunities with current and future leaders! Make a difference in your life and in the life of your community, your world.


  • What MSU’s Michigan Political Leadership Program has to offer to inspiring leaders and those who wish to run for public office.
  • About recent developments and the future direction of children’s health in Michigan.
  • How to become civically and politically engaged at both local and state levels.
  •  What impact the MPLP fellowship experience has had on the careers of its graduates.

Hear two panels: 

One on children's health, with speakers:

  • Michelle Datema, nurse-family oartnership and health education manager, Calhoun County Public Health Department.

  • Keith English, professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University.

  • Nancy Lindman, director of public policy & partnerships, Michigan Association of United Ways.

  • Alicia Guevara Warren, Kids Count Project director, Michigan League for Public Policy.

The second on opportunities as an MPLP Fellow, featuring speakers: 

  • Sean McCann, candidate for the Michigan Senate and graduate of the MPLP Class of 1999.
  • Gregory Moore, community affairs manager, Consumers Energy and MPLP Class of 2003 graduate.
  • Sen. Margaret O’Brien, graduate of the MPLP Class of 2000.
  • Jake Smith, Calhoun county commissioner, MPLP Class of 2015 alumni.

Light lunch and beverages will be provided. So come for lunch and the program at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at the Radisson Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI.

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