Carol Moseley Braun, a former U.S. ambassador and the only African-American woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate, spent a day at GEMS World Academy Chicago talking to students in our Lower and Middle schools. It was a great opportunity for students to learn from an accomplished leader.
Moseley Braun first visited with our third-graders. She explained how government can affect the way we live; the conversation tied to the students' recent unit on change catalysts.
Later, Moseley Braun took questions from Middle School students in a town hall-style talk. She discussed the unique challenges and rewards she has experienced as a woman of color in public service, and she encouraged students to seize their chances to change the world.
Moseley Braun, a Chicago native, served in the Senate from 1993-1999, and then served as ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa until 2001, when she transitioned to the private sector.