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Retired congressman David Bonior to discuss new book at Lorenzo Cultural Center

– Thursday, February 15, 2018 11:00AM

Former congressman and author David Bonior will discuss his new book, Whip: Leading the Progressive Battle During the Rise of the Right, at Macomb Community College’s Lorenzo Cultural Center March 6 at 4 to 5:30 p.m. Bonior will be interviewed by Jack Lessenberry, head of the journalism faculty at Wayne State University and senior news analyst for WUOM-FM.

Bonior’s new book discusses his experiences from 26 years in Congress. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 to represent Michigan’s 12th District. In 1991, his colleagues in the Democratic Caucus elected him their whip, a position he held for 11 years. During his tenure he helped organize efforts to recognize the needs of the neglected Vietnam veterans, fought U.S. support for the Nicaraguan Contras and became the public face of opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Following the interview, Bonior will host a book signing with the proceeds going to Mikva Challenge, an organization that works with youth encouraging them to be informed, empowered, active citizens and community leaders. 

The Lorenzo Cultural Center is located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus at 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township.  For more information, call 586.445.7348.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

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