WORCESTER – Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer will be among the speakers at the League of Women Voters event in Worcester at the end of the month,
The “Beyond the March: Women Leading the Way in Massachusetts” will held at Clark University in Worcester on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event features engaging speakers to explore lessons from women’s activist past, the key role of women leaders today, and concrete steps we can all take to strengthen our democracy going forward.
Framingham’s Mayor is on a panel with newly-elected City of Newton Mayor and the former Mayor of Fitchburg at 10:30 a.m. called All Politics is Local: Making Democracy Work in Cities.
Full schedule is below:
- 9:30 – 9:35 AM – Welcome by Mary Ann Ashton, President, League of Women Voters of Massachusetts
- 9:35 – 10:20 AM – Our Activist Roots: Massachusetts Suffragists and the Power of Persistence
- Speaker: Barbara Berenson, author, Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers
- 10:30 – 11:30 AM – All Politics is Local: Making Democracy Work in Cities
- Moderator: Lisa Wong, Deputy Director, Asian American Civic Association, former Mayor, Fitchburg
- Ruthanne Fuller, Mayor, Newton
- Yvonne Spicer, Mayor, Framingham
- Sarai Rivera, City Councilor, Worcester
- 12:00 – 12:50 PM – Lunch Session, Reflections From Washington – Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Massachusetts 3rd Congressional District
- Looking Ahead: Action Steps for Change 1:00 – 1:50 PM Speaker: Daniel Ziblatt, Professor of Government, Harvard University, co-author, How Democracies Die
- 2:00 –2:50 PM Speaker: Erin O’Brien, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Boston