Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics Events

  • 01/30/2015 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Ready to Run Pre-Conference: Women of Color in Pennsylvania Politics

    Join us as our panelists of elected officials and community leaders identify and discuss the special challenges facing women of color in Pennsylvania politics as a step towards overcoming them.
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  • 01/31/2015 - 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Ready to Run Pittsburgh Campaign Training for Women

    Ready to Run is a bi-partisan program for women who want to run for office, work on a campaign, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. Ready to Run is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life.
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  • 02/07/2015 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Advocacy 101

    Learn the tools you need to build an advocacy campaign for issues that matter! Learn how to craft talking points, develop a cohesive and persuasive message, and engage the media.


    This one day training will give you all the skills you need to make your voice heard!


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  • 04/01/2015 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics

    The Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics was established by The Hillman Foundation, Inc. in 1997 in order to honor the Pittsburgh, PA native and longtime political leader. The chair serves as an inspiration and role model for students as well as other members of the University community and citizens of Pennsylvania.

    The purpose of the chair is to bring nationally renowned political leaders, scholars, and activists to Chatham University to enrich the experiences of students and educate citizens about the role of women in the political process.

    The 2014-2015 Elsie Hillman Chair will be prominent political commentator Cokie Roberts.

    Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming, as well as for NPR. From 1996-2002 she and the late Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. Cokie Roberts holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions, and on the President’s Commission on Service and Civic Participation. In 2008, the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend,” one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor.
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