We have all heard it before – the sexist commentary on women who run for public office. Their outfits and hair are criticized or they are too shy or too loud. They have too many ideas or not enough. The Womxn Project (TWP) is dedicated to shifting conversations and power, so we can make real and lasting change. We are so lucky to work with elected officials around the country who are also willing to name the barriers and nonsense women face and do something about it!
Join us next Monday, September 7th from 6:00-7:30pm ET along with an INCREDIBLE panel of folks for “She Should Smile More: Electability, Likeability and the Barriers Women Face to Seeking Office”. This virtual panel will be moderated by Senator Gayle Goldin (D-RI) and feature Sharon Brackett (Baltimore, MD Democratic Central Committee), Rep. Monica Duran (D-CO), Nirva LaFortune (Providence, RI City Council) and Rep. Dafna Michaelson-Jenet (D-CO).
Women have always been leaders in our families, our communities and have fueled movements for justice throughout time and yet when we seek elected office sexism our ability to lead is constantly questions. Join this esteemed panel to talk about the obstacles women face and how we can push back!
The event will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. We will also live tweet. You can follow and contribute to the conversation using #OurVoteIsOurVoice.
She Should Smile More:
Electability, Likeability and the Barriers to Electing Womxn
Womxn have always been leaders in our families, our communities and have fueled movements for justice throughout time and yet when we seek elected office sexism rears its head and results in everything from spirited debates about makeup and clothing to inherent skepticism about our ability to lead. Join The Womxn Project and an esteemed panel of elected officials taking on the concepts of electability and likeability as well as discussing the very real barriers that women face, including the unique hardships womxn of color and transgender womxn endure when pursuing public service.
Senator Gayle Goldin (D-RI)
Sharon Brackett, Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee
Rep. Monica Duran (D-CO)
Nirva LaFortune, Providence, RI City Council member
Rep. Dafna Michaelson-Jenet (D-CO)
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