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Sheneal Parker

Civically Engaged Mothers of Color and the Challenges of Political Leadership

Sheneal Parker centered her study on civically engaged mothers of color in order to deepen our understanding of the barriers mothers of color face in entering and sustaining a political career. She conducted interviews with women of color legislators and a focus group consisting of civically engaged mothers of color leaders. In addition to identifying barriers to entry into politics, Parker cited several factors that facilitate the political leadership of women of color—including engagement in community work, support, name recognition, and the leadership development of young women of color. She discusses her findings in more detail in the video clips below as well as in the summary and presentation on the right.

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Project Summary

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Powerpoint Presentation

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