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Have We Come a Long Way, Baby?

Women in Elected Politics Post-Suffrage

Presentation by Dr. Laura Merrifield Wilson, PhD. Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Indianapolis

A program marking the Women's Suffrage Centennial. Women comprise a majority of the population yet remain underrepresented within American government. In fact, Indiana trails most national numbers and remains one of five states in the country to never have elected a female governor or senator. One hundred years post-suffrage, this lack of representation presses the question of "why?" Dr. Wilson's talk addresses this question by bridging historical narratives with current statistics. By sharing her key research findings, exploring larger national trends and analyzing influential factors, Dr. Wilson hopes that a better understanding of the past will enable us to work toward encouraging and electing more women in politics today.

Presentation will be followed by discussion and refreshments.

Co-sponsored by the Fort Wayne chapter of League of Women Voters.

Mixed Ages
This program is intended for teen and adult ages. Register for all programs online at www.acpl.info/calendar, on the ACPL mobile app, or by calling the branch.

AGE GROUP: | High School | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Program | Class/Workshop |

TAGS: | History |

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