Black Boston: Changing the Face of Politics

Starts:
5:00 pm on Monday, September 21, 2020
Ends:
6:00 pm on Monday, September 21, 2020
URL:
http://bu.edu/ioc/blackboston
Contact Name:
David Gross

In the last twenty years, Massachusetts has elected its first Black governor, first Black congresswoman, and Boston has had its first Black woman City Council President. How much progress have we made? What steps do we need to take to elevate new leaders, ensure equitable representation, and engage and enfranchise new voters?

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, BU Diversity & Inclusion, and WBUR CitySpace for Black Boston: Changing the Face of Politics, the third in a recurring discussion series featuring transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston.

Speakers:

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts 7th Congressional District; first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts and the first Black woman elected to the Boston City Council (At Large, 2010–2019)

Representative Nika Elugardo, Massachusetts House of Representatives, 15th Suffolk District; Graduate of Boston University School of Law

Andrea Campbell, Boston City Councilor, District 4; first Black woman to serve as Boston City Council President (2018–2020)

Moderated by:

Kimberly Atkins, Senior Opinion Writer, The Boston Globe; Graduate of Boston University School of Law and Boston University College of Communication