She's With Me

A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle

The Unfaltering Sway of Women in Politics

When: 7:30PM, Thursday, March 24
Where: Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave.
Cost: $5, buy tickets here

The Seattle City Council’s recent election results (where a majority of incoming members are female) brings us one step closer to political gender equality. Some say this is a new age for women and political influence, but historically, women have always played a role in politics. In ‘Belle La Follette’, Santa Clara University’s Nancy Unger shines a light on one particular woman whose resolve, activism, and impact were typical of other women in the Progressive Era. Unger will share why—both in the past and today—women are often the key advisers and changemakers of American society. Find out why The New York Times called La Follette “the least known yet most influential of all the American women who have had to do with public affairs” and what her legacy has to say about other women in politics.

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About sheswithmeseattle

She's With Me is the brain child of three feminists who got tired of emailing each other every time they caught wind of a womanist event, so they created a separate space to house their feminist calendar. The benefits would be twofold: fewer emails cluttering up their inboxes, and more people learning about Seattle's growing feminist community. She's With Me aims to be a feminist hub, where all the goings on of different organizations are collected in one place. Our plans for the site include reviews/write-ups of events, interviews with local feminist activists, news updates, and essays, poetry, and art by feminists. The Fourth Wave of Feminism is here, and She's With Me will be the feminist scrap book documenting our herstory as it unfolds.

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