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West Wing Week: 03/06/2015 or, “Just a Souvenir!”

Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

This week, the President broke bread with My Brother's Keeper mentees, sat down with the President of Liberia and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, shared the stage with Eric Holder and Aretha Franklin, and welcomed law enforcement officials and Peace Corps volunteers to the White House. While the Vice President was in Guatemala to discuss investing in Central America. That's February 27 to March 5 or, "Just a Souvenir!"

Friday, February 27

  • The President and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, discussed the ongoing Ebola response and the region’s economic recovery plans.
  • The President imparted some wisdom to mentees of his program, My Brother’s Keeper.
  • The President spoke at the Department of Justice for Eric Holder’s departure ceremony.

Monday, March 2

  • The President met with his Task Force on 21st Century Policing to discuss how law enforcement and communities can work together to build trust and keep us safe.
  • The Vice President and Dr. Biden traveled to Guatemala to discuss the “Alliance for Prosperity” plan with Central American leaders.

Tuesday, March 3

  • The President met with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to talk about his recent trip to Afghanistan.
  • The President and First Lady championed their Let Girls Learn initiative.
  • Dr. Biden traveled to the countryside of Guatemala to visit a Wakami workspace.
  • The Vice President stopped by a local municipal office in Guatemala and met with children participating in a Karate program funded by anti-violence efforts.

Thursday, March 5

  • The President celebrated the one-year anniversary of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative.