April 4th Dinner:
Year of the Woman
Women everywhere are rising up, taking the women's movement into the mainstream. Women are protesting, marching, organizing and building power. For the millions who joined the Women's March to the survivors who have bravely come forward with their stories of sexual harassment and assault, to the millions participating in the #MeToo movement, it's become clear that women are not going to stay silent anymore. And these "silence breakers" -- named as Time magazine's "Person of the Year" -- are not only speaking out, but are being heard.
Women's political power is growing. Women are running for office in record numbers, there has been a dramatic increase of women donors funding campaigns, and more and more strong women leaders are emerging. Parity for women in politics is being rightfully reframed as an essential component of a reflective democracy, and the need for women's input and voices in government has never been more clear.
Emily's List, an organization devoted to electing female candidates, has reported a huge surge in women interested in running for office, with more than 22,000 women contacting the organization since Trump was elected. Other groups offering training programs for women report similar increases and also note the trends of a more diverse and younger cohort of women candidates.
We invite you to join us in a lively and informative panel discussion on why 2018 IS the year of the woman.
Secretary of State
Director, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs
Judge Helen Whitener
Superior CT - Pierce County
April 4th, 2018
University of Puget Sound
Upper Marshall Room
1500 North Warner Street
Tacoma, WA 98406
No refunds will be issued after Monday, noon, prior to the program.
Per the City Club Board Meeting decision on October 5th, 2016:
"We welcome members to invite guests to our programs. Guests without a current City Club membership must purchase non-member tickets, even if attending a program with a member."