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Spartan Speaker Series Presents Amanda Nguyen
Start Date: 10/23/2019Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 10/23/2019End Time: 8:30 PM

Event Description:
Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator, and is a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. She penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. Twenty-seven bills protecting more than 72 million sexual violence survivors have been created modeled off  her federal law. The federal law was the 21st bill in modern US history to pass unanimously on the record.

Amanda has been named a Forbes 30 Under 30, a Top 100 Leading Global Thinker by Foreign Policy, a Young Woman of the Year by Marie Claire, and The Tempest's #1 Woman of Color Trailblazer. Previously, Amanda was appointed by President Barack Obama to the United States Department of State as his Deputy White House Liaison and served at NASA. Amanda graduated from Harvard University.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus
Contact Information:
Name: Division of Student Affairs
Phone: 408-924-5900
Photo of Amanda Nguyen
Additional Information
The Spartan Speaker Series is a program of the Division of Student Affairs and is supported by the Diaz Compean Student Union, Inc. These events are wheelchair accessible. Individuals requiring other accommodations should contact the Division of Student Affairs at (408) 924-5900 or as soon as possible.
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