Vice President Biden Will Speak at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice Commencement

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Media Contact: | | April 27, 2010

PHILADELPHIA –- Vice President Joe Biden, father of a 2010 graduate, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice’s Commencement on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.

Biden, a Pennsylvania native, was one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate and is widely recognized for his work on social-justice issues, including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act.

“Vice President Biden has long supported policy and legislation aimed at social change,” Richard Gelles, dean of the School, said. “We are pleased that he has accepted our invitation to be the Commencement speaker at the graduation exercises.”

The vice president is the father of Ashley Biden, who will receive her master of social work degree.
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