Political Participation

2020 Apr 02

Suffragette

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman 201

In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, risking jobs, homes, families and live for a just cause.

The Women and Public Policy program celebrates the centennial of women's suffrage in the US by highlighting women’s political participation across the globe. We welcome all of the HKS community to honor the diverse suffrage and political experiences highlighted in these films.

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2020 Mar 05

Suffrage Movie Series: Enemies of Happiness

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman 201

The story of Malalai Joya, a young female politician who dared to challenge warlords and opium kings in her fight to bring progress to Afghanistan, as sh runs for parliament in 2005.

The Women and Public Policy program celebrates the centennial of women's suffrage in the US by highlighting women’s political participation across the globe. We welcome all of the HKS community to honor the diverse suffrage and political experiences highlighted in these films.

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2020 Feb 06

Suffrage Movie Series: Reflections Unheard

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman 201

Through the personal stories of several black female civil rights activists, the film unearths the lesser-known story of black women’s political marginalization and mobilization.

 

The Women and Public Policy program celebrates the centennial of women's suffrage in the US by highlighting women’s political participation across the globe. We welcome all of the HKS community to honor the diverse suffrage and political experiences highlighted in these films....

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2019 Nov 14

Suffrage Movie Series: Las Sufragistas

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman 201

The story of Eufrosina Cruz, one of Mexico’s leading feminist and indigenous rights activists, claiming her title as Oaxaca’s first indigenous female politician.

 

The Women and Public Policy program celebrates the centennial of women's suffrage in the US by highlighting women’s political participation across the globe. We welcome all of the HKS community to honor the diverse suffrage and political experiences highlighted in these films.

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2019 Oct 24

Suffrage Movie Series: Iron Jawed Angels

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman 201

Defiant young activists take the women’s suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote.

The Women and Public Policy program celebrates the centennial of women's suffrage in the US by highlighting women’s political participation across the globe. We welcome all of the HKS community to honor the diverse suffrage and political experiences highlighted in these films.

 

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2019 Aug 23

Women’s Equality Day 2019

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Swan Boats Landing, Boston Public Garden

Join the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts to honor:

Sheroes: African-American Suffragists of Massachusetts

Maria Louise Baldwin
Sojourner Truth
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin

 

Guest speakers:

Katrina Huff-Larmond, councilor and vice president, Randolph Town Council
Marita Rivero, president and CEO, Museum of African American History
Tanisha M. Sullivan, Esq., president, NAACP Boston Branch
Rose-Darla...

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2019 Sep 05

WAPPP Open House

1:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab, Rubenstein 414

Please join us to learn about the Women and Public Policy Program and our work that creates and disseminates evidence-based strategies to advance women and promote gender equity. We will discuss our initiatives, fellowship stipends, and other student opportunities. 

Snacks will be provided. 

RSVP not required.

2019 Oct 31

Pink Collar Representation and Policy Outcomes in U.S. States

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab (Rubenstein 414)

Tiffany Barnes, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Kentucky

Legislatures worldwide are dominated by wealthy elites, who are often out of touch with the needs and problems of ordinary citizens. Research shows that the underrepresentation of the working class in terms of policy processes and outcomes. Yet, the research has largely focused on blue-collar representatives, who are primarily men. Working-class women are more likely to hold pink-collar jobs, or low-status occupations dominated by women. We argue that pink-collar legislators are...

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2019 Nov 21

Women in Right-Wing Terrorism

11:45am to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ellwood Democracy Lab (Rubenstein 414)

Meredith Loken, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Fellow, Modern War Institute, West Point

From the Ku Klux Klan to Identity Evropa, women actively participate in white nationalist and other right-wing reactionary organizations. In the Americas and Western Europe, women often work as logisticians and mobilizers, and on the front-line they commit terrorism in the name of right-wing...

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Gender and Public Policy Seminar: Promoting Diversity in Organizations

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2020

The Gender and Public Policy Seminar has been designed to give students an opportunity to engage with leading-edge scholars and practitioners working to advance gender equality. Because the subject of “gender and public policy” is too wide ranging and global to address within a single semester, we aim to focus the course each year on a “spotlight” issue. 
The spotlight focus for the Spring 2020 semester is promoting race and gender equality at work. More specifically, the seminar will cover organizationally-relevant research on workplace discrimination, and offer a model of organizational change. Coverage of these topics will include race, gender, and intersectional perspectives. The research will include some international comparative perspectives but will be primarily U.S.-based.
The class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first and final weeks of the semester will be devoted, respectively, to framing the course and presenting on students’ field projects. Students will work in groups on seminar-relevant research projects for real clients engaged in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion at work. On all other Tuesdays, students will take turns leading a class discussion of the assigned readings. On Thursdays, students will participate in a research seminar with invited speakers. The Thursday sessions will be hosted by the HKS Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP) and be open to the HKS community. Readings for the Tuesday class sessions will provide background and a broader research perspective on the Thursday presentations. We will work to arrange opportunities for interested students to meet with the visiting speakers.
This course is likely to be particularly beneficial to students who are interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and who may have interests in pursuing a career in diversity consulting. Our primary objective is to equip students with a theory-based understanding of the primary obstacles to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and with a quiver of interventions that will create social justice transformation at the level of individual, organization, and society.
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