Optimism echoed through the University of Michigan's Union Rogel Ballroom on December 16, as speeches from Abdul El-Sayed, Linda Sarsour and Winnie Wong inspired attendees at a town hall event.

More than 100 students and citizens filled the second floor ballroom during finals week to hear the speeches from El-Sayed, a Democratic candidate for governor who hosted the event, and activists Sarsour and Wong.

Wong is founder of the 1 million member People for Bernie Sanders and creator of #FeelTheBern. Sanders (I-VT) ran for president in the Democratic primaries last year. Wong spoke briefly, then introduced Sarsour.

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