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RIC’s American Democracy Project Presents

Monday, March 27, 2017
Alger Hall 110
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In honor of Women's History Month, The American Democracy Project has the opportunity to bring back to RIC one of our most popular forum series, "Another View through the Looking Glass: Trailblazing Women Talk Politics.”  The forum is scheduled for Monday, March 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Alger 110. 

In this session, trailblazing political leaders will offer a first-hand and introspective view of the current climate for women’s political participation. Panelists will also focus on the next generation of female leaders and share their perspectives on how to promote women’s active engagement and advancement in the political arena.

Our featured speaker will be Arnie Arnesen, an activist, radio and television host, popular college commencement speaker, and dubbed nationally as "the smartest woman to ever run for governor and lose."  She's not to be missed!

In addition we will have a panel of Rhode Island's trailblazing women moderated by NBC10 news anchor Alison Bologna.  Panel participants include, RI Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, RI House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan, RI State Senator Gayle Goldin, Town Councilwoman Suzy Alba. and former gubernatorial candidate Myrth York.

This forum is open to faculty, staff and students at RIC as well as to the greater Rhode Island community. If faculty wish to bring their classes to the event, please contact Valerie Endress ( to reserve seating.

This is a wonderful opportunity for RIC to host these distinguished guests on our campus, and we hope that you will be able to attend.

Funded with the support of RIC FAS Dean's Office and Committee on College Lectures.

The American Democracy Project (ADP) began in 2003 as an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), in partnership with The New York Times. Its goal is to produce graduates who are committed to being active, involved citizens in their communities. The over 220 participating colleges and universities. RIC is the only college in the state to participate in the ADP and is considered one of the leading programs in the country for political and civic engagement, often used as the model for initiatives by other colleges.​

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