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Women & Politics

Thursday, October 18 from 6 – 8 pm at the Single Sisters’ House

Ever wanted to run for office but wasn’t sure where to start? Want to become a more informed voter to effect change in your community? Join us for this FREE community dialogue geared towards women who are interested in running for office or wish to become more involved voters.

Turn to the person next to you and ask them:  “who are the women who have run for president of the United States?”  Most will remember Hillary Clinton, who in 2016 won the democratic nomination.  But do they remember Margaret Chase Smith, Shirley Chisholm, Pat Schroeder, Elizabeth Dole and Jill Stein?  In this engaging presentation, Nichola Gutgold shares her research on women who have run for the United States, what obstacles they face and what opportunities are ahead for women to shatter the highest and last glass ceiling.

Learn about available resources and engagement opportunities in this bipartisan session at the Single Sisters’ House, 44 W Church St, Bethlehem, PA 18018. The cost is free and Space is limited – RSVP today!

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About the Speaker: Nichola D. Gutgold, PhD is a professor of communication arts and sciences, an experienced university administrator and author or co-author of more than ten book on women’s rhetoric, as well as numerous scholarly articles.  She is a 2018-19  university-wide Penn State Alumni Teaching Fellow, the recipient of several campus teaching, research and advising awards, as well as the 2017 University College Teaching Award.  She served as a visiting scholar at the University of Zagreb in 2018, and has lead student groups to China, India and Europe.  Her research has appeared on NPR, and in The New York Times, US News and World Report and in leading international outlets.  In 2018 she was named a Woman of Influence in the Lehigh Valley.  She serves on the board of directors of The Literacy Center in downtown Allentown and the Communication Advisory Council of King’s College, Wilkes-Barre.

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