U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 8th congressional district, Elissa Slotkin, will be attending The Eastern Michigan University Center for Jewish Studies on Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Slotkin has been invited to speak on the second level of the EMU Student Center Auditorium at 900 Oakwood St., hoping to hold a conversation with students on the topics of U.S. foreign policy and antisemitism.
Slotkin grew up Jewish on a farm in Holly, Michigan and worked her way up to the position of a CIA analyst.
“As a CIA analyst who did three tours in Iraq alongside the U.S. military and, now, as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. She is a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, where she chairs the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, and the House Committee on Armed Services,” Martin Shichtman, director of the Center for Jewish Studies.
EMU students are encouraged to attend because Slotkin will discuss such matters as the resurgence of racism and antisemitism in the twenty-first century, both in the U.S. and abroad, Shichtman said. As well as America’s involvement in the Middle East, and the importance of Israel to U.S. foreign policy.
As this is the first on-campus Center for Jewish Studies event since the beginning of COVID-19, social distancing will be implemented, and all audience members will be required to wear masks.
The event will be hosted on campus and is free and open to the public to attend. Those who cannot physically attend are welcome to attend via Zoom at http://tinyurl.com/RepSlotkin. Registration is required.