Shattering the Ceiling: Women in Public Office: Challenges, Progress, & Impact

Let’s kick-off Peace and Social Justice Weeks 2015!!

U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry and Jennifer Nassour will be featured panelists at a discussion moderated by Channel 5’s Rhondella Richardson. The panel will be held on Sept. 21 from 5:30 – 6:45 pm in the Curry Student Center Ballroom. The event is free for Northeastern students, staff and faculty.

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We’ll be kicking off the school year with a panel of incredible women who were elected to office on both state and national levels in a country where women hold just 29 percent of 42,000 elected positions.

Yes, that country is the United States. And yes, that means that despite the fact that women made up 50.8 percent of the population in 2014 according to the U.S. Census Bureau, they held just 12,180 elected positions ranging from county to national levels. Meanwhile, men held a staggering 71 percent of elected positions.

One of the best parts of this keynote is that it launches Peace and Social Justice Week(s) 2015 – a week bursting with workshops, activities and discussions that will challenge ideas about racism, gay marriage, feminism and more, while teaching valuable peace-making skills. Read more about our programming for the week on our Facebook page.

So you don’t want to miss the insights that Rep. Clark, Sen. Forry and Nassour will be sharing, prefaced by opening remarks from SGA Vice President Morgan Helfman.

Come and listen to Clark, Forry and Nassour share their experiences navigating the state and national political scenes in their bids to win seats and claim a voice for themselves and for their constituents.

Special thanks to Shandana Mufti of SJRC and to our Event Partners: Social Justice Resource Center; Women Who Inspire Speaker Series;College of Social Sciences & Humanities; Department of Political Science; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; SheLeads from Career Development; Feminist Student Organization; Northeastern Panhellenic Council; and the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators


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