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Sep

WATCH: Black Boston: Changing The Face Of Politics

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, speaking at the gates of the Massachusetts State House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, speaking at the gates of the Massachusetts State House. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Time & Date

Monday, September 21, 2020, 5:00 pm

Event Location

WBUR CitySpace Virtual EventOpen in Google Maps

Join the Boston University Initiative on Cities, Boston University 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 20 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?

Panelists:

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

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

Moderator:

Kimberly Atkins - Senior Opinion Writer, The Boston Globe