Black Boston: Changing the Face of Politics

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Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, 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.

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?

Want to submit questions to the panel before or during the event? Send them to us here: https://app.sli.do/event/8lbwbldh/live/questions

Panelists:

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,  first Black woman to serve as Boston City Council President (2018–2020)

Moderator:

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

Want to submit questions to the panel during the event? Go to slido.com and enter event code #blackboston to send them to us.

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ABOUT THE BLACK BOSTON SERIES
Hosted by Boston University Initiative on Cities, the Boston University Office of Diversity & Inclusion and WBUR CitySpace, the Black Boston Series was created to provide a forum in which to examine our city’s progress toward inclusive access, equity, and opportunity—and where we still fall short. Each event will feature transformative Black leaders from across Greater Boston.

Stay connected with the Boston University Initiative on Cities (IOC):
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