Women are often overshadowed by the way they act, to the clothes they wear in all aspects of life none more so than in politics. The recent nomination of Hillary Clinton to lead the Democratic Party to the presidency has brought women in politics to the forefront. On Thursday, September 8 Agnes Scott College will host a panel Beyond Left and Right: What is “Women’s Politics”? Discussing women’s political work since 1970. The panel hopes to represent the diversity of women’s political stories, and be particularly concerned with moments when women bridged, or failed to bridge, differences of ideology, religion, policy and party. Too often, U.S. political history marginalizes or ignores women’s contributions: we seek to place women at the center of an increasingly partisan nation, as grassroots organizers, policy intellectuals, lobbyists, candidates, or officeholders. Furthermore, we seek instances in which women became the agents of compromise, bipartisan policy making, and nonpartisan political work.” 


Keynote Panelists:


screen-shot-2016-08-27-at-9-58-23-pmZinga Fraser Director of the Chisholm Project

Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s And Gender Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY.


wright-rigueurLeah Wright Rigueur is author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican

She is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


taylor-photoKeeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation 

She is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.



Sherie Randolph is author of Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

She is Associate Professor of History at Georgia Tech and the founder of the Black Feminist Think Tank..


Thursday, September 8 4:30pm

“The Frannie” Frannie Graves Aduitorium, Campbell Hall

Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave. Decatur, GA 30033


Free Event Parking in West Parking Deck, McDonough Avenue

Event Hashtag #BLR16


For more information click here.


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