Political Participation

2020 Mar 05

Suffrage Movie Series: Enemies of Happiness

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman 102

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 she 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 102

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 102

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 102

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: 

Cason Conference Room, Taubman 102

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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