By Isis McCully/Photo by Jerunek Morris
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY- A Dream Fulfilled featured speaker was Symone Sanders, a political strategist who now is a senior advisor for Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
The event was Sept. 17, 2019 at the SUC Ballroom. LU President Dr. Jerald Woolfolk introduced Sanders as a woman who has been featured on NPR, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and even BET.
Sanders earned a placed in history as the youngest presidential press secretary on record while also having a spot on Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 16 young Americans shaping the 2016 election.
Sanders spoke about how voting is important and how people need to register if they’re not already. She then went on to say that in order to achieve in life your going to be uncomfortable, at least once, but don’t let that stop motivating you.
“People don’t realize that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a strategist. He went about have meetings before marching, telling people to put their best clothes on and go out to march. If the police threaten to arrest you, don’t resist. He was trying to show the north how racism was down south since it was different. He was a strategist,” said Sanders.
She gave encouragement and advice to students who wants to be in her position. “People always want to be the spokesperson but nobody wants to be the one to take notes,” said Sanders.
“Don’t be afraid to go fetch coffee or run errands, young people tend to think they should just jump to the top without experience.”