Who Represents Us? The Status of Black Women in Elected Office

November 18, 2015

The  Brennan Center for Justice and Higher Heights for America present:

Who Represents Us?
The Status of Black Women in Elected Office

Wednesday, November 18
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
6:30 p.m. Program

Lipton Hall, NYU School of Law
108 West Third Street (between MacDougal St. and Sullivan St.)
New York, NY 10012

keynote remarks by:

Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
New York State Democratic Conference Leader

moderated by:

Joy-Ann Reid
National Correspondent, MSNBC


Jessica Byrd
Principal Strategist, Three Point Strategies

DeNora Getachew
Campaign Manager & Legislative Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice

Kimberly Peeler-Allen
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Higher Heights for America

Despite representing a significant political constituency and large consumer base, Black women remain one of the most underrepresented groups in elected office today. The Status of American Women in Politics, a forthcoming report update from Higher Heights, reiterates this discrepancy, focusing on Black women’s candidacies at the state and federal level, analyzing state/regional differences, candidate status, and electoral outcomes.

Join the Brennan Center for Justice and Higher Heights for a discussion about the state of representation for and by Black women in American politics today. Experts and insiders will examine how underrepresented voices can make themselves heard through grassroots movements, political action, and civic engagement, ensuring that our democracy is truly and cohesively representative of the people being governed.

Please RSVP by filling out the form below or clicking here. If you have any questions, please contact Brennan Center Events Manager, Jafreen Uddin, at jafreen.uddin@nyu.edu or 646.292.8345.