Please join Politics & Prose for a teach-in focusing on the status of women and girls across our country. What does the 2016 election tell us about feminism today? Are women’s rights and opportunities under threat? What can we do politically, legally, and culturally to ensure progress for all women and girls moving forward? Speakers will include Rebecca Traister, Fatima Goss Graves, and Jennifer Klein.
Much as teach-ins provided a foundation for education and tools for action during the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s, we hope that the store's teach-ins this year will offer the same opportunity for our community as we collectively navigate uncharted and uncertain political terrain. We are grateful that some of our nation's leading experts are willing to lend their time and talents to guide these discussions. We hope you will be able to participate as well.
Fatima Goss Graves is Senior Vice President for Program at the National Women’s Law Center. She has led the NWLC’s anti-discrimination initiatives and now leads the Center’s broad agenda to eliminate barriers in employment, education, health and reproductive rights and lift women and families out of poverty. Jennifer Klein is an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center and served as Senior Advisor on Women’s Issues to the Hillary for America campaign. A lawyer by training, she began her career in government on the domestic policy staff of the White House during the Clinton Administration and played a leading role developing foreign policy related to women at the State Department under Secretary Hillary Clinton. Jennifer also helped develop the No Ceilings intiative at the Clinton Foundation to evaluate progress for women and girls worldwide. Rebecca Traister is writer at large for New York magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. She has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for a wide range of publications and is the author of Big Girls Don’t Cry and All the Single Ladies.