Women on Wednesdays

The Women & Politics Institute "Women on Wednesdays" brings our WPI community together with dynamic and thought-provoking women leaders, authors, scholars, journalists, and activists.

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power Wednesday, September 29 at 6pm ET

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USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, will discuss her book, Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power, the “definitive biography of Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American political history.” Order the book here
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Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power Wednesday, October 13 at 6pm ET

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Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)and filmmaker Abby Ginzberg, will discuss their documentary, Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power,  the “complex story of Representative Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace and equality in the U.S. Congress for over two decades.” Registered attendees will receive a link to screen the film in advance of the event. Watch the trailer here
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Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story Wednesday, November 10 at 6pm ET

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Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate, will discuss her new book, Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story, a “compelling and moving account of a woman coming into her own power over the course of a lifetime in public service, and of the mother whose courageous choices made her life possible.” Order the book here
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Gendered Citizenship Wednesday, November 17 at 6pm ET

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American University Alumna Dr. Rebecca DeWolf, CAS/Ph.D ‘14, will discuss her book, Gendered Citizenship: The Original Conflict over the Equal Rights Amendment, 1920–1963, a comprehensive study that “grapples not only with the battle over women’s constitutional status but also with the more than forty-year mission to articulate the boundaries of what it means to be an American citizen.” Order the book here
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Community Bulletin Board

#BLFF RESEARCH WEBINAR: STAYING POWER
WED | OCT 6 at 1pm ET
Join the Barbara Lee Family Foundation research team for a webinar highlighting their latest research. Staying Power reveals the specific challenges facing woman incumbents including voters' stubborn default position of perceiving executive-level leaders as male and it identifies tactics to overcome those challenges.

Details and registration here