Monday, March 28, 2016

UIS alumnus working on Capitol Hill to discuss violence against women legislation

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series presents “From Capital Scholar to Capitol Hill: My education in Violence Against Women Legislation” featuring UIS alumnus Kyle Simpson. He currently works as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: UIS Brookens Auditorium, located on the lower level of Brookens Library

DETAILS: Simpson will speak on his role working on a legislation to address and reduce violence against women and end college sexual violence. He will also discuss the history of such legislation in the United States. He will relate his work on violence against women issues to how his education from UIS paved the way for providing himself with the knowledge and experience that led him to his work on Capitol Hill.

Simpson is a 2007 graduate of the UIS Capital Scholars Honors Program. After serving Congressman Phil Hare, he continued to work in politics, for Illinois Congressman Bill Foster and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. His experiences, both from his UIS education and his work on Capitol Hill have brought him close to both national issues and local concerns.

This event is sponsored by the UIS Women’s Center and co-sponsored by the Capitol Scholars Honors Program and the Student Government Association.

For a list of other upcoming ECCE Speaker Series events and more information, visit All events are free and open to the public.

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