Borders & Belonging: Can a Woman be Elected President? Film Screening of Shirley Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

 Humanities Center     Jan 28 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM HG 1030

2020 is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote in the United States.  But, what is the difference between having the legal right to suffrage (for some women) and the actual practice of political power?  Join us on Tuesdays for the "Conversations that Matter: Borders & Belonging" Series, sponsored by the UCI Humanities Center.

Film Screening:  Shirley Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004), directed and produced by Shola Lynch.
Introduced and discussion moderated by Davin L. Phoenix, Assistant Professor of Political Science with comments by Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, Associate Professor of African American Studies
Bring your lunches, dessert and drinks provided

This compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land.  Click here for a preview.

Co-sponsored by Womxn's Hub, Center on Law, Equality, and Race, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, Office of Inclusive Excellence, Asian American Pacific Islander Staff Association, AAPI Womxn in Leadership, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Illuminations

Shirley Chisholm