On Saturday, October 28th, Emmy Rossum, the actress and women’s rights activist best-known for her role as Fiona in Shameless, will be speaking at Marlborough High School in Los Angeles urging young people to have political conversations beyond party lines.

Rossum will be joined by Mark Mckinnon, Co-Founder of No Labels, political advisor to George Bush, John McCain, and Jeb Bush. Rossum and Mckinnon were brought together by one of LA’s own high school students on a mission to create unity and bridge the political divide.

Clara Nevins, a senior at the prestigious Marlborough School, co-founded Bridge the Divide with Joseph Touma, a Young Republican at Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia. Through its op-eds, mediated discussions and in-person events, the site hosts politically-active students from 22 countries who are engaging in politically diverse debates.

During the Bridge the Divide Converge Conference, student leaders will come together from all over the country at the Marlborough School in Los Angeles, California in pursuit of a unified nation. In a time of great divide in our country, it is important that young people learn to step outside of social media echo-chambers and engage with one another IRL.

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