No Democracy Without Black Women

May 19, 2021

Join State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL Women) for two panel discussions with Black women legislators focused on the No Democracy Without Black Women report that highlights the transformative impact and underrepresentation of Black women in state legislatures.

Elected, Now What?

Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 12-1 PM ET

A panel conversation featuring Black millennial women state legislators discussing the immediate transition once becoming an elected official and the future of policymaking in an ever-growing political landscape. Panelists include:

State Sen. Raumesh Akbari

Raumesh Akbari

Tennessee State Sen.

Rep. Erica Thomas

Erica Thomas

Georgia State Rep.

London Lamar

London Lamar

Tennessee State Rep.

Leading in the Legislature

Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 1-2 PM ET

A panel conversation featuring Black women legislators in leadership in the legislature and how to build a pipeline to more Black women leaders. Panelists include:

Adrienne A. Jones

Adrienne A. Jones

Maryland Speaker of the House

Karen Camper

Karen Camper

Tennessee Minority Leader

Pennsylvania Minority Leader Joanna McClinton

Joanna McClinton

Pennsylvania Minority Leader 


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