Tia Mitchell will be in conversation with Gwinnett County Public Library’s Director of Customer Experience. She was sitting in the U.S. House chamber watching the election certification process when a group of rioters breached the Capitol. Both chambers were locked down by the U.S. Capitol Police.
Law enforcement then evacuated most of the lawmakers leaving Ms. Mitchell and others in the third-floor visitor galleries to shelter in place. She will talk about that harrowing afternoon.
Tia Mitchell is the AJC’s Washington correspondent. In this role, she writes about Georgia’s congressional delegation, campaigns, elections, and the impact that decisions made in D.C. have on residents of the Peach State. She currently serves as chair of the Political Task Force for the National Association of Black Journalists.
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