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Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Visits Cristo Rey Boston

Students sat spellbound as Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley shared her personal journey from a young woman working in the service industry to her current role of US Congresswoman serving the 7th District of Massachusetts. At every turn, the details of her life resonated with the students, and she urged them to vote, get involved in public service and be active participants in the changes they would like to see in the world.


Organized by social studies teacher Brian Heshion, the library was filled to capacity with Social Studies, Civics, and AP Psychology students eager to learn about her history and and her public policy work. In addition to those facts, they received an impassioned speech about finding their own purpose and power and being a force for positive action in the world.


Students came prepared with many questions for Ms. Pressley, and she responded passionately about her beliefs, particularly in the need for educational equality for all students, and the potential for education to change lives. We are deeply grateful to Congresswoman Pressley for her time and the joy she brought to our student’s today.