The University of Wisconsin-Superior is helping to provide the community the opportunity to hear from Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, who will also answer questions submitted ahead of time.

The UWS Link Center is presenting Lt. Governor Barnes for a free virtual presentation, which is open to the community from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23.  While the presentation is free, registration is required.  You can can click here to register now. The registration deadline is at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 22.

According to organizers, the presentation is titled "Defining Moments from COVID-19” and during the presentation:

Lt. Governor Barnes will share his story and reflections as we near the one-year anniversary of Governor Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order, issued on March 25, 2020. The reflection will include defining moments as a leader, where we were at the start of the pandemic, where we are now, and where Lt. Governor Barnes hopes to see Wisconsin in the future.

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If you have a specific question for Lt. Governor Barnes, you are invited to pre-submit your questions to Emily Groves, Community Engagement Coordinator, at

This is the final presentation in their four-part series: “Bridging Civic and Public Health during Pandemic Times." Organizers at the University of Wisconsin-Superior say this series of speakers featured at least one elected public state official, who explored the intersections of public health emergencies, citizenship and leadership. The series covered historical lessons from previous pandemics and opportunities that have emerged from the current public health emergency and a message of hope and practical application.

This was all made possible by "a generous grant from the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership and supported by the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service."

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