Bad A** Women in Politics Panel - OpenGrounds

April 03, 2013

Iris Magazine is proud to host yet another Bada** Women's Event. This time we will be discussing Women in Politics. We have a great panel of speakers lending us their time to discuss their favorite bada** women in the world of politics so be sure to attend. OpenGrounds has been kind enough to let us take over their facility and as usual treats and refreshments will be provided. Again for those wishing to attend RSVP via Facebook is prefered just so we know how many people are attending otherwise feel free to walk-in to attend. It will be at the U.Va. OpenGrounds 1400 University Avenue, Charlottesville, VA. Thursday April 4th at 12:30 p.m. Like I said we are expecting some terrific panel speakers such as Lynn Sanders who is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at U.Va. She wanted to stop by to discuss Monique Wittig, author of Les Guérillères & Shirley Chisholm, who was the first black female elected to the US Congress in 1968 and later the first black female to run for the US Presidential elections in 1972. We will also be hearing from Lawrie Balfour, Associate Professor at the Department of Politics at U.Va. She would like to discuss Ida B. Wells. African-American, journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, author, and political persuader. Her contributions to the advancement of civil rights and liberties are a great source of inspiration to anyone who wants inspiration to advance change in a seemingly corrupt society. Our third speaker for tomorrow will be Suzie McCarthy, PhD student at U.Va., Suzie has already found her niche in social media and political activism when she coordinated the  "Students, Friends, and Family for the Reinstatement of President Sullivan". It seemed fitting when she decided to discuss Jeannette Rankin who provides further evidence that well-behaved women seldom make history. We hope you all will be there to attend and learn about these great Bada** Women in Politics.

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