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Kamala Harris, Bill Clinton to hold talk on pandemic's impact on women

Kamala Harris, Bill Clinton to hold talk on pandemic's impact on women
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Vice President Harris and former President Clinton will sit for a one-on-one conversation Friday, as part of the 13th annual Clinton Global Initiative University meeting, where they will discuss the pandemic’s effect on women.

The meeting, which is being held in partnership with Howard University, Harris’s alma mater, will showcase “A one-on-one conversation with President Clinton and Vice President Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisImmigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border Priest who presided over Biden's inaugural mass resigns from university post after investigation MORE on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, and empowering women and girls in the U.S. and around the world,” according to a statement from the Clinton Foundation.

The conversation is scheduled to begin at 3:25 p.m. EDT.

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The virtual meeting will “bring together 600 students from across the world who have made Commitments to Act — new, specific, and measurable initiatives that address pressing challenges,” the Clinton Foundation wrote.

The conference will explore topics on restoring faith in democracy, environmental justice, COVID-19 recovery and creating systemic change, according to the Clinton Foundation.

Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows MORE, Stacey Abrams, D.C. Mayor Muriel BowserMuriel BowserBipartisan Senate bill introduced to give gyms B in relief Maryland to lift remaining COVID capacity restrictions Transgender inmate sues DC over incarceration in men's unit MORE (D), Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, and Wes Moore, the CEO of the poverty-fighting organization Robin Hood, will also make appearances at the meeting.

The event, which will run from Tuesday through Friday, is hosted by former President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and Howard University.

The Clinton Global Initiative University, which launched in 2007, is a leadership development program run by the Clinton Foundation to “engage the next generation of leaders and is grounded in the belief that no one is too young to make a difference and create positive change in their communities,” according to the statement from the Clinton Foundation.