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Friday, May 5 at 12pm

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Wednesday, May 10 at 12pm

PLEASE NOTE: OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, is excited to welcome back Congressman Jamie Raskin as its 2023 Mona Sherman Memorial Lecturer. Raskin replaces Ari Melber, who is unable to attend the event.

Congressman Raskin will speak to “Our Beleaguered Social Contract: Democracy, Gun Violence and the Perils of Insurrectionism.”

Congressman Jamie Raskin proudly represents Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The district includes most of Montgomery County and a small part of Prince George’s County. Congressman Raskin was sworn into his fourth Term at the start of the 118th Congress on January 6, 2023.

Rep. Raskin was chosen by the Democratic Caucus to be the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability in the 118th Congress. This is his fourth term serving on the Oversight Committee.

Previously Rep. Raskin served three terms on the House Judiciary Committee and the Committee on House Administration. He served two terms on the Rules Committee and the Coronavirus Select Subcommittee. During the 117th Congress he served as Chair of the Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Chair of the Rules Subcommittee on Expedited Procedure. Rep. Raskin was the lead impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump and served on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

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