Vice President Kamala Harris will be visiting FIU (includes video story)

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Florida International University as the sixth stop on her ‘Fight for Our Freedoms’ college tour. FIU is one of the nation’s largest Hispanic-serving institutions.

The White House coordinated the event at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center.

The Vice President’s month-long tour kicked off at Hampton University and has included visits to historically Black colleges, apprenticeship programs and Hispanic-serving institutions.

“I’m here because I’m counting on your leadership to help direct our country based on a vision that is about understanding everyone should be free to live their best life,” said Harris at Reading Area Community College, “And that we will fight for those freedoms each and every day.”

During these conversations, Harris discussed issues that young people are concerned about, including reproductive freedom, gun safety, climate action, voting rights, LGBTQ+ equality, mental health and book bans.

FIU students were invited to participate in conversations moderated by New York City rapper Fat Joe and Puerto Rican actor Anthony Ramos. Doors open at 11:30 p.m., and University Drive was blocked off. Students are required to RSVP and show a student ID to enter.

Samantha Gutierrez is a student journalist majoring in Digital Communication and Media. As a bilingual reporter, she enjoys covering stories about her diverse Miami community. With a strong passion for broadcasting, she aspires to pursue a career as a multimedia journalist in South Florida.