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The Political Leadership of Women of Color: What’s Research Got to Do with It?

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Join the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy in a conversation with five dynamic community leaders who are carrying out research projects to identify the opportunities and barriers to the advancement of women of color in politics through an innovative partnership with the Women’s Pipeline for Change. Elizabeth Cardona, Martina Cruz, Holyoke Councilwoman Gladys Lebrón-Martínez, Sheneal Parker, and Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong will discuss their journeys as community activists, political candidates, and researchers. Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute of Asian American Studies Paul Watanabe will moderate the discussion.

Co-Sponsors: Office of the Chancellor, Women’s Pipeline for Change, Institute for Asian American Studies, Department of Women’s Studies, Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, William Monroe Trotter Institute for the Study of Black Culture

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