Do you think it’s time to see more women in office, from Selectman to Senator? Consider inviting high school and college students and even twenty-somethings you know to join you at this inspiring program on women and politics.
In 1838, a Boston abolitionist, Angelina Grimke, became the first woman to address a state legislature, in Boston. To honor her courage and example, a public event, “How Women Become Political,” is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, 6 to 8 pm. in the Back Bay Events Center – John Hancock Hall, 180 Berkeley St., Boston. Admission is free.
An exciting lineup of speakers-women who have definitely made their mark in the political world-is scheduled:
- Gloria Steinem, feminist, activist, author
- Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts (Senate schedule permitting)
- Ayanna Pressley, Boston City Councilor at-Large
- Kerry Healey, President of Babson College and former Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor
- Ambassador Swanee Hunt, Chair, Political Parity
LWVMA is a partner in this event, along with such groups as the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and Simmons College.