A Feminist Survival Guide to Seattle
When: 7:30PM, Wednesday, September 28th
Where: The Public Room, Seattle Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $5; buy tickets here
On the eve of an historic election, in which we may see our country’s first “first man,” (or would he be the “first gentleman”?) White House expert Lauren A. Wright presents On Behalf of the President, examining the evolution of the role of first lady over the last several decades. With a focus on the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, Wright identifies, explains, and measures the impact of the expanding role of presidential spouses in White House and presidential campaign strategies. Using the first ladies’ public speeches and communications, as well as interviews with White House staff members, journalists, and strategists, Wright asserts that first ladies have become as influential in American politics as elected officials.