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Transatlantic Thursdays with the U.S. Consulate Milan – Memorial Day Celebration (May 27, 2021)


  • Transatlantic Thursdays with the U.S. Consulate Milan – Memorial Day Celebration (May 27, 2021)
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Date : 18/05/2021
Location : Milan

Benvenuti a “Transatlantic Thursdays”!

Each Thursday, the embassy and all the consulates work together to produce a virtual speaker program that is viewable from the US Consulate Facebook page, and from the U.S. Embassy’s YouTube channel. Some of the programs are presented in English and some in Italian.

Mission Italy’s Transatlantic Thursday Series

We welcome viewers from across Italy and the U.S. to join us for Mission Italy’s Transatlantic Thursday Series by the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulate Generals in Milan, Florence and Naples.

Transatlantic Thursdays is an ongoing weekly series on a variety of topics with American and Italian speakers to further explore, learn and the importance of the U.S. – Italy relationship and the shared values between the United States and Italy.

Live Online Event

Please join us for a discussion on 

Memorial Day Celebration 

Ricordiamo i soldati Italo-Americani 

Thursday, May 27- 5PM CEST / 11AM EST 

featuring 

Matteo Pretelli, Università di Napoli l’Orientale 

Francesco Fusi, Istituto Storico Toscano della Resistenza e  dell’Età contemporanea di Firenze 

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

il programma sarà in Italiano 

Matteo Pretelli è Professore Associato in Storia dell’America del Nord presso l’Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”. In passato ha insegnato e svolto ricerca presso università italiane, americane, inglesi e australiane, fra cui la New York University e la University of Warwick. Si è occupato soprattutto di emigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti e di relazioni fra Italia e Stati Uniti, temi su cui ha scritto vari libri, fra cui Il fascismo e gli italiani all’estero, L’emigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti.  Nel 2018 ha anche curato con Matteo Sanfilippo il volume Migrazioni e terrorismo – Migrations and terrorism. 

Francesco Fusi ha ottenuto un dottorato di ricerca in Storia presso l’Università degli Studi di Pisa. Attualmente è  contrattista presso l’Istituto Storico Toscano della Resistenza e dell’Età contemporanea di Firenze. Collabora con l’Istituto Nazionale Ferruccio Parri di Milano e con il Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere dell’Università degli Studi di Pisa. I suoi studi vertono sulla storia politica ed elettorale dell’Italia contemporanea, le due Guerre mondiali, l’antifascismo e la Resistenza, temi sui quali ha pubblicato saggi e monografie. È stato borsista dell’American Philosophical Society di Philadelphia con una ricerca sui soldati di origine italiana negli eserciti Alleati durante la Seconda guerra mondiale.

 

 

NEXT EVENT

Please join us for a conversation with

Thursday May 20, 2021 – 3 pm CET

Chai Feldblum

Where We Stand: LGBTQI+ Rights

Chai Feldblum (she/her)  is a long time civil rights advocate and scholar, specializing in issues regarding LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and women. She was a law professor at Georgetown Law in Washington DC for many years, helping non profit organizations advance their legislative social justice
goals through a Federal Legislation Clinic staffed by law students Chai was the lead drafter of the Americans with Disabilities Act and, as a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, spearheaded coverage of LGBT people under sex discrimination law Chai is now a free lance civil rights advocate and advisor.
Vincenzo Bavaro (he/him) teaches American Literature at the University of
Naples “ and is a former Fulbright Scholar at Tulane University in New
Orleans His research interests include African American literature, LGBTQ history.
He has recently published a volume on sexual subcultures in New York in the
1970 s, was the co editor of a special issue of the journal Acoma on “Queer
Families”.
Alexander Schuster (he/him) is Researcher in Law at the University of Innsbruck,
Austria As a practicing lawyer he argued the most relevant Italian cases concerning reproductive medicine and LGBTQI* rights the marriage equality case before the Constitutional Court in 2010 the recent surrogacy cases before the Supreme Court and the case leading to the Oliari v Italy judgment by the European Court of Human Rights.
Carmen Ferrara (they/them) is a queer activist from Naples, and part of Antinoo Arcigay Napoli board. They are PhD student in Mind, Gender and Language at University of Naples Federico II as well as a junior researcher in GenPol Gender Policy Insights Carmen’s main interests are researching and advocacy for social justice.
The program will be in English/ il programma sarà tradotto in italiano sulla pagina
WATCH HERE: YouTube  youtube.com/AmbasciataUSA

PAST EVENT:

Thursday, May 13 – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST 

Please join us for a discussion on 

The first 100 days of the Biden Administration 

featuring 

Paul Sracic 

Chair, Department of Politics and International Relations,  Youngstown State University 

Opening Remarks 

Thomas Smitham 

Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy Rome  

Moderator 

Francesco Clementi 

Università degli Studi di Perugia 

Thursday, May 13 – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

the program will be in English

Professor and author Paul Sracic is an expert on American and international politics, law, and trade, and the U.S. government and elections. Professor Sracic will share his views on the success and challenges of President Biden so far and what lies ahead. 

 

 

 

PAST EVENT: 

View replay here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Diru2a-7VDE

 

Thursday, May 6 4PM CEST / 10AM EST

Gender Inclusivity in Sports: Safe Spaces, Community, & Empowerment

featuring

Mariah Cameron, Napoli Femminile
Domiziana De Fulvio, filmmaker
Julia Lee, USA Ultimate

 

For English, use Mission to Italy’s Facebook Pages / In italiano sul canale YouTube dell’Ambasciata

Mariah Cameron, an American in Italy. Born in Castro Valley, California on March 12, 1991, she studied psychotherapy at the University of Nottingham and in UK began her soccer career in Europe. In Italy, she started in Ravenna in Serie B, then landed in Naples to play with Napoli Femminile.

Domiziana De Fulvio is a filmmaker and production coordinator of international productions, such as Netflix, Lotus and Wildside. Domiziana won a scholarship to study Documentary film in the New York Film Academy. Sisterhood, a film which highlights women basketball clubs in the U.S., Italy and Palestine, is her first documentary as a director.

Julia Lee, is the Director of Finance at USA Ultimate, the National Governing Body for the sport of Ultimate Frisbee in the US. In 2019, she was the co-chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team at USA Ultimate. After that, she co-wrote the current USA Ultimate Gender Inclusion Policy, focused on the rights of athletes of all gender identities.

 


PAST EVENT:
View Replay: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmbasciataUSA/videos

A conversation with 

Chai Feldblum  

Where we stand:  LGBTQI+Rights

Thursday, May 20, 2021 – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST 

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

For English, use Mission to Italy’s Facebook Pages | In italiano sul canale YouTube dell’Ambasciata 

Chai Feldblum (she/her) is a long-time civil rights advocate and scholar, specializing in issues regarding LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities and women. She was a law professor at Georgetown Law in Washington DC for many years, helping non-profit organizations advance their legislative social justice goals through a Federal Legislation Clinic staffed by law students. Chai was the lead drafter of the Americans with Disabilities Act and, as a Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, spearheaded coverage of LGBT people under sex discrimination law. Chai is now a free-lance civil rights advocate and advisor. 

Vincenzo Bavaro (he/him) teaches American Literature at the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and is a former Fulbright Scholar at Tulane University in New Orleans. His research interests include African American literature, LGBTQ history. He has recently published a volume on sexual subcultures in New York in the 1970s, was the co-editor of a special issue of the journal Acoma on “Queer Families”. 

Alexander Schuster (he/him) is Researcher in Law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria. As a practicing lawyer he argued the most relevant Italian cases concerning reproductive medicine and LGBTQI* rights: the marriage equality case before the Constitutional Court in 2010, the recent surrogacy cases before the Supreme Court and the case leading to the Oliari v. Italy judgment by the European Court of Human Rights. 

Carmen Ferrara (they/them) is a queer activist from Naples, and part of Antinoo Arcigay Napoli board. They are PhD student in Mind, Gender and Language at University of Naples “Federico II”, as well as a junior researcher in GenPol – Gender & Policy Insights. Carmen’s main interests are researching and advocacy for social justice.


PAST EVENT:
View Replay: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmbasciataUSA/videos

April 22, 2021 5 PM (CET)

The Impact of Climate Change: Planetary and Human Health

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

In collaboration with Globe Italia, join us for a discussion dedicated to Earth Day.

With  -Rashid Shaikh, Emeritus Director of Science at the Health Effects Institute

Peter C. Falcon, Earth Science Outreach Coordinator at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Michele Morgante, Professor of Genetics at the University of Udine

Introduction by Lorella Rigonat, National Coordinator of Globe Italia.

 

 


 

PAST EVENT:

 

Please join us for a discussion on Women and Leadership:  

The Power of Change 

featuring 

Susannah Wellford, CEO & Founder of Running Start 

Alessia Mosca, Vice President and Secretary General of Italy-ASEAN Paola Profeta, Director of Axa Research Lab on Gender Equality, Bocconi University 

Thursday, April 15, 2021 – 3:00 PM CET  

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

the program will be in English 

Susannah Wellford is the CEO and founder of Running Start, a nonpartisan organization which  inspires and trains young women to seek political office. Running Start furthers the work begun by the  Women Under Forty Political Action Committee, which she cofounded in 1999 and led for five years.  WUFPAC is a national women’s group dedicated to electing young women to political office.  

Wellford is an opinion contributor at U.S. News and World Report on gender and politics, and teaches  about women and political leadership at American University. She has won multiple awards for her  work, including the ExCelHonors Youth Advocate Award in 2019, and the John W. Kuykendall Award  for Community Service from Davidson College in 2020.  

Alessia Mosca is Vice President and Secretary General of Italy-ASEAN Association and a former Italian  politician, member of the Italian Parliament and later of the European Parliament. While she was  serving as a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Mosca co-authored the Golfo-Mosca Law,  which introduced ‘gender quotas’ in the boards of listed companies in Italy. As Vice President and  Secretary General of the Italy-ASEAN Association, she develops and expands relationships between  Italy and the ASEAN members. 

Mosca is the founder of “Il Cielo Itinerante,” which promotes STEM studies among young – especially  female – students. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Sciences Po in Paris, where she teaches EU  International Trade. 

Paola Profeta is a Professor of Public Finance and Director of the AXA Research Lab on Gender  Equality at Bocconi University in Milan. AXA aims to enhance the value of gender-balanced leadership  in business, promote a gender equal culture, and create measurable progress that will ultimately  contribute to the development of a more gender-equal society and economy.  

Additionally, Profeta is the author of the recently published book Gender Equality and Public Policy:  Measuring Progress in Europe. She is also President of the European Public Choice Society, promoting  scientific research on the economic and interdisciplinary analysis of non-market decision making  processes and institutions.

PAST EVENT:

 

 

Thursday, March 25, 2021- 4 PM ET 

Please join us for a discussion on 

featuring 

Kim Munson 

Rita Petruccioli 

Francesca Torre 

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

the program will be in English / il programma sarà tradotto simultaneamente in italiano nella pagina YouTube

Kim Munson, Rita Petruccioli and Francesca Torre will discuss the importance of reclaiming the legacy of women cartoonists, and how comics can be a catalyst for empowerment and gender equity. 

Kim Munson is the editor of the groundbreaking anthology Comic Art in  Museums (University Press of Mississippi) the first academic book to explore the evolution of thought about comic art 1930-present as manifested in art exhibitions. Munson is an art historian, author, artist, and curator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She often contributes essays on comic art and museum exhibitions to academic books and journals like the International Journal of Comic Art and Places Journal. She is the curator of Women in Comics at the Society of Illustrators in New York and in Rome. 

Born in 1988 Francesca Torre combined her historical and artistic studies with journalistic writing from a very young age. Since 2019 she collaborates with the pop culture online magazine Stay Nerd for which she manages the section dedicated to comics. 

Rita Petruccioliis an illustrator and cartoonist born in Rome in 1982. Her work ranges from magazines, advertising, children’s books and comics. I call you tomorrow is her latest comic book, released by BAO Publishing. Her books include the graphic novel Frantumi, Christine e la città delle dame written by Silvia Ballestra and published by Laterza. She also took part in Bedtime stories for rebel girls

 

Watch the replay on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekwb2jAbc-I

 

PAST EVENT:

In Collaboration with BASE Milano

Please join us for a conversation on 

Walkable Cities / Sustainable Cities 

with 

Jeff Speck, City Planner and Urban Designer, Speck & Associates

Interviewed by 

Davide Fassi, Associate Professor at the Politecnico di Milano and coordinator  of the Polimi DESIS lab. 

Thursday, March 18, 2021 – 15:00 

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

the program will be in English, simultaneous translation will be available on YouTube 

il programma sarà in Inglese, la traduzione simultanea sarà disponibile su YouTube 

Watch Replay on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmbasciataUSA

Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who advocates internationally for more walkable cities.  As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he presided  over the Mayors’ Institute on City Design and created the Governors’ Institute on Community Design.  Prior to his federal appointment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of Town Planning at DPZ & Co.,  the principal firm behind the New Urbanism movement. Since 2007, he has led Speck & Associates, an award winning private design consultancy serving public officials and the real estate industry. With Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Mr. Speck is the co-author of Suburban Nation, which the Wall Street Journal calls “the urbanist’s bible.” His 2012 book, Walkable City – which the Christian Science Monitor calls “timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work” – was the best selling city-planning book of the past decade. Its sequel, Walkable City Rules: 101 Steps to Making  Better Places, takes Walkable City from ideas into action, and was named a Planetizen “Top Ten Book  of the Year.”  Jeff Speck has been named a fellow of both the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Congress for New Urbanism. His TED talks have been viewed more than four million times.  

Davide Fassi is an Associate Professor of Spatial and Product Service System Design at the Politecnico  di Milano and an Adjunct Professor at both Tongji University (China) and Universidad de Navarra (Spain).   He is a member of the International Coordination of the DESIS Network (Design for Social innovation and Sustainability) and coordinator of the Politecnico di Milano’s DESIS lab. His research focuses on  the relationship between spaces and services with a community-centred approach. Fassi is the author  of Temporary Urban Solutions (2012) and In the Neighborhood (2017).   In 2018, he was awarded the XXV Compasso d’Oro for the project “CampUS – Incubation and Settings  for Social Practices”. 

 

PAST EVENT: 

Please join us for a discussion on Women Entrepreneurs: 

Let’s Make History! 

featuring 

Cheryl Edison, Global Business Development Strategist  

Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 4:00 PM CET  

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

the program will be in English 

Cheryl Edison is a serial entrepreneur and global business development strategist based in Silicon Valley, California. Quoted by USA Today, CNN and The New York Times, Edison serves start-ups, Fortune 100’s, investors and civic leaders. Her work spans 57 industries, across 5 continents. Edison’s clients include Carrefour, Volvo, Revlon, Warner Brothers, with services provided to over 100,000 individuals and startups each year. 

In 2012, Edison conceived and launched The Gate 510 for SKB, transforming a 24-acre automobile factory on the brink of foreclosure, into one of the premier Makerspaces in the USA by intentionally connecting the art, tech and maker communities. National and International press reported on the achievement as reinvigorating the sleepy local economy and expanding the borders of Silicon Valley. 

Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AmbasciataUSA

 

 

PAST EVENT:

U.S. Mission to Italy Presents

Thursday, March 4, 2021 –  3PM CET

 

Partire, studiare, crescere
Storie di scambi culturali negli Stati Uniti
con
Karen Schinnerer – U.S. Consulate General Naples
Federica Di Martino – U.S.–Italy Fulbright Commission
Dario Gentiletti
Lorenzo Lisuzzo
Salvatore Orlando
the program will be in Italian / il programma sarà in Italiano

PAST EVENT:

U.S. Mission to Italy Presents

Thursday, February 25, 2021 –  4PM CET

What is Black Nature Poetry,
and why should we be talking about it more?

featuring
Camille T. Dungy, editor of
“Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry”
moderator
Anthony A. Deaton,
Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Consulate General in Milan
The program will be in English

Watch Replay on Youtube: https://youtu.be/wVLtlqxPZ3w

 

PAST  EVENT: 

U.S. Mission to Italy Presents

Thursday February 18, 2021

 

New Negro Renaissance 2.0 From Art to STEM

Featuring 

Jeffrey  Stewart
The program will be in English

Jeffrey Conrad Stewart (born 1950 in Chicago) is an American Professor of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He won the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his book The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, described as “a panoramic view of the personal trials and artistic triumphs of the father of the Harlem Renaissance and the movement he inspired.”

Transatlantic Thursdays – February 18, 2021 by AmbasciataUSA

Watch Replay Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzN9RJBpaVM 

Watch Replay Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmbasciataUSA/posts/10158238008946872

 

PAST EVENT

 

 

Thursday February 11, 2021 – 3PM CET 

Refugee Orchestra Project: 

The Power of Music to Create an Inclusive Society 

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

featuring 

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor and artistic director of  

Refugee Orchestra Project  

Silvia La Rocca, Almar’à Orchestra 

Professor Renata Pepicelli, University of Pisa 

Riccardo Clerici, Legal Protection Officer UNCHR 

Thursday February 11, 2021 – 3PM CET 

Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays 

Il programma sarà in inglese con traduzione simultanea sulla pagina YouTube dell’Ambasciata 

Lidiya Yankovskaya, conductor and artistic director of the Refugee 

Orchestra Project and music director with the Chicago Opera Theater, 

demonstrates through music, the vitally important role that refugees 

from across the globe play in culture and society. Yankovskaya, herself a 

refugee, realized in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis that many of her 

colleagues and friends were not aware that she and many others sought 

asylum from violence and persecution. 

Silvia La Rocca, musician of Almar’à, a women’s orchestra involving 

female students, laborers, singers, rappers, classical musicians, both 

professional and non-professional, who hail from the Arab world, the 

Middle East or North Africa.

 

PAST EVENTS:

Thursday, December 10 – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST

Shaping the Future of the Arts in a post-pandemic society: Innovation, Technology and Inclusion.

featuring

Massimiliano Colella, Innova Camera

Valentino Catricalà, Maker Art

Asher Remy Toledo, Hyphen Hub

Christiane Paul, Sheila C. Johnson Design Centers at Parsons School

Thursday, December 10 – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST

Watch replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgtVpAYM2tU&t=58s

Christiane Paul is chief curator/director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons School of Design and an associate professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School, and Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. She is widely known as the author of the book Digital Art, part of the World of Art Series published by Thames & Hudson

 

Asher Remy-Toledo is the co-founder of Hyphen Hub, a nonprofit organization that discovers, promotes, and presents new live works by artists that integrate art and technology. Based in New York, Hyphen Hub showcases cutting edge work in a variety of formats and platforms and actively develops a global network of emerging and established multimedia artists, curators, innovators, thinkers, and producers of events with a strong focus on nascent technology.

Asher is also the co-founder of No Longer Empty, a New York-based nonprofit group that takes over empty spaces and creates site specific installations and co-founder of Latin American Cultural Week in New York. He founded and directed the Remy Toledo Gallery in New York and has produced numerous exhibitions including for Art Miami, Liverpool Biennial, and FACT Liverpool.

 


PAST EVENTS

Thursday, December 3  3PM CET / 9AM EDT

Countering Domestic Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence
Featuring
Leslie Morgan Steiner

Anna Campanile,

D.i.Re Donne in Rete contro la violenza

Olivia Soledad,

Wilson Foundation

The program will be in English / il programma sarà tradotto simultaneamente in italiano nella pagina YouTube.com/AmbasciataUSA

Leslie Morgan Steiner is an author and consultant on women’s leadership, inspirational parenting, overcoming adversity and countering domestic violence She is the author of the book, Crazy Love about her personal experience in an abusive relationship Steiner tackles common misconceptions about victims of domestic violence and explains how we can all help break the silence.

Thursday, November 26 – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST

 

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day

with 10 American cooks

and celebrity chef Marc Murphy​

Thursday, November 26 – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST
Ambasciatausa.it/TransatlanticThursdays

Join us as 10 American diplomats from the U.S. Embassy in Rome and the U.S. Consulates in Milan, Florence and Naples prepare their favorite traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, showcasing America’s rich cultural and culinary diversity. Marc Murphy, celebrity chef from the Food Network, will engage with the cooks in their own kitchens across Italy.

Read more about the Transatlantic Thanksgiving with the U.S. Consulate Milan here

Watch the replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9bBSk10y1o


 

Thursday 19 Novembre, 3 PM

The Consulate General of Milan, in collaboration with U.S. Consulate General Naples is pleased to invite you to: “A conversation about Louise Glück, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2020“.
Speakers: Massimo Bacigalupo, Lisa Halliday and Raimondo Di Maio.
Do not miss the appointment, Thursday, November 19 at 15:00, live on the U.S. Embassy Facebook and Youtube pages

Watch the replay: https://www.facebook.com/USConsMilan/videos/696335171003835/

Follow : https://www.facebook.com/USConsMilan

 


Thursday 12 November 2020

We are pleased to invite you to

International Education Week 2020:
A celebration of cultural exchanges with the USA
with
Paola Sartorio and Laura Cambriani
Fulbright Commission Italy
Thursday, 12 November – 3PM CEST / 9AM EST

Watch the replay: https://www.facebook.com/USConsMilan/videos/376115610310709

USA Presidential elections 2020: dall’elezione all’insediamento

Thursday 5 Novembre 2020 3PM CET / 9AM E5T
Speakers:
Francesco Clementi, Università di Perugia
Francesca Longo, Università di Catania
Gianluca Pastori, Università Cattolica di Milano
Eric Terzuolo, American University School of International Service

Watch replay : https://www.facebook.com/USConsMilan/videos/402560287420857


Thursday Oct. 29, 2020 3:00 PM 

Women’s Rights Movement​

100th Anniversary of U.S. Women’s Right to Vote​

featuring Marjorie Spruill

Marjorie Spruill, professor emerita of History at the University of South Carolina, is the author of several books including Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights, Family Values that Polarized American Politics and One Woman One Vote: Rediscovering the Woman Suffrage Movement.​

Professor Spruill will discuss the progression of women’s movements from the suffragists to the 1970’s protests to recent events and inspire us to take action in our own communities to work toward true gender equality.

Watch the replay here: https://www.facebook.com/USConsMilan/videos/773406650167060


Oct 22, 2020

Activism and Citizen participation: U.S. Elections 2020

featuring Dr. Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins

Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins is the first African American woman to serve as president of the League of Women Voters, where she focused on increasing voter participation, campaign finance reform, and health care for underserved populations. Jefferson-Jenkins continues to be an advocate and activist for civil rights, social justice, educational excellence, and stronger citizen participation in the electoral process. She serves on numerous boards and advises community-based organizations including Howard University’s Women Ambassadors Program. She also has contributed to numerous journals and books on election reform.

Watch the replay here: https://www.facebook.com/USConsMilan/videos/351032662871481

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