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Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling

May 06, 2021 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM


Join former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift; Pulitzer-Prize winning Boston Globe columnist, Eileen McNamara; and former Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, as they discuss the successes earned and challenges faced by women in politics in Massachusetts and beyond. Over 20 years ago, Jane Swift became Governor of Massachusetts and the first sitting Governor to give birth while in office. Since that time we’ve seen the election of our nation’s first woman as Vice President and the state’s first female United States Senator, and, most recently, the first woman to serve as the mayor of Boston. As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment – this forum will discuss the progress made and the barriers that remain for female candidates in the political arena.

Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.  This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.

This program coincides with the special exhibition Every Path Laid Open: Women of Concord and the Quest for Equality.  Book your timed-entry ticket to visit the exhibition at concordmuseum.org.
Banner photo: General Register of Voters, 1877-1883. Town Clerk Election Records, Town of Concord Archives.
Photos left to right:  Jane Swift, Eileen McNamara, Lisa Wong


May 6
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm