U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison visited PSTL 1366: Stories of Self and Community, Multicultural Perspectives on July 7, 2014, where TRiO Upward Bound students, student athletes, and other University students had the opportunity to hear the Congressman speak. This summer, under the instruction of Ezra Hyland, the class is reading the Congressman’s book, My Country Tis of Thee, where he recounts his background, his professional career, the social injustices we see in our country, and how that can change. In his discussion with students, Congressman Ellison covered a number of topics including identifying the traits of a good leader, student athletes unionizing, and most notably the impact TRiO has had on improving college attendance and graduation rates for low-income communities. Ellison succinctly reinforced the discussion with a quote he wrote on the white board: “If you want to change something, you need to do something.” Congressmen Ellison urged the students to become involved and vocal in their communities.