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Rep. Patrick K. Kennedy to Speak at Creighton on Nov. 4

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy to Speak at Creighton on Nov. 4

U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-RI) will speak about the importance of mental health at a Sunday, Nov. 4, event sponsored by the Creighton University Students Union (CSU).

The event will be held 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Creighton’s Lied Education Center for the Arts, 24th and Cass streets. It is free to the public, however CSU is asking that attendees registered in advance for planning purposes. To register, e-mail csu@creighton.edu.

Kennedy will deliver a brief speech, titled “Ending the Stigma.” The speech will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

“Health care is an issue in the headlines everyday. Representative Kennedy brings a very personal perspective to this issue and is a passionate advocate for the equal access to health benefits for mental health and addiction treatment,” said Steve McHale, CSU president.

Creighton Students Union is dedicated to enhancing the educational, social and cultural environment on campus. Free parking for the Nov. 4 event will be available at the Lied Center.