- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

BOSTON (AP) - Civil rights leader U.S. Rep. John Lewis will discuss voting rights issues and the importance of civic engagement at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute this week.

Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, first met the late Sen. Kennedy in the 1960s while working to advance the cause of civil rights. Years later, Lewis and Kennedy teamed up on a renewal of the Voting Rights Act.

Lewis will speak Monday evening at the institute. His appearance is part of the institute’s “Getting to the Point” series, which is aimed at bringing in people with diverse perspectives to discuss current issues and the challenges government faces.

Boston Globe columnist Adrian Walker will moderate the discussion.

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