On February 28th, 2017 State Representative Carol Ammons was hosted by the University of Illinois Alumni Association to celebrate the University's 150th anniversary. Check out the video here. Representative Ammons touched upon important topics such as her role in representing the interests of students and the role students have in staying engaged in politics. Additionally, because of the timing of the speech she brought in Black History Month and the very blatant disparities in education within minority communities. As a representative from Illinois she expanded on how she hopes to represent all students and especially underrepresented communities.