Black Boston: Changing the Face of Politics

  • Starts: 5:00 pm on Monday, September 21, 2020

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 IOC, the Boston University Office of 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.


Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts 7th Congressional District; first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts and the first person of color 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 and member of the Editorial Board, The Boston Globe; MSNBC Contributor; Graduate of Boston University School of Law and Boston University College of Communication


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