PHILADELPHIA â€“- Vice President Joe Biden, father of a 2010 graduate, will speak at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practiceâ€™s Commencement on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. in Irvine Auditorium.
Biden, a Pennsylvania native, was one of the youngest people ever elected to the U.S. Senate and is widely recognized for his work on social-justice issues, including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act.
â€śVice President Biden has long supported policy and legislation aimed at social change,â€ť Richard Gelles, dean of the School, said. â€śWe are pleased that he has accepted our invitation to be the Commencement speaker at the graduation exercises.â€ť
The vice president is the father of Ashley Biden, who will receive her master of social work degree.
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