We are the 20%: Women in Government
Women constitute a powerful force in the electorate and inform policymaking at all levels of government. Although women continue to be underrepresented as political officeholders, there is a growing contingent of dedicated women serving their communities and challenging the status quo in local and state government. In this historic election season, with the first woman nominated by a major party as a presidential candidate, our panel will explore what it is to be among the 20% -- from the campaign trail to the daily work of governing.
Panelists include state Senator Rebekah Warren, U-M Regent Katherine White, former Michigan state representative Rashida Tlaib, Ann Arbor Board of Education member Simone Lightfoot, and U-M Central Student Government Vice President Micah Griggs.
Hosted by the Institute for Research on Women & Gender (IRWG). Cosponsored by the Institute for Humanities, Ford School of Public Policy and Women’s Studies.
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