Markowitz Leads Discussion on Women in Politics After PBS Film
On Thursday, March 31, at 6:30 p.m., the PBS Film and Discussion Series presents ‘Women in Politics’ at Manchester Community Library. The film profiles the long, slow fight of women in politics over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. This PBS film was produced and directed by Grace Lee and
produced by Rory Kennedy. Alfre Woodard narrates the film.
Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont State Agency of Natural Resources, will lead the post-film discussion. As former Vermont Secretary of State (1999 to 2011), founder of the Vermont Women’s Leadership Initiative, and former candidate in the close race for the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010, Secretary Markowitz is well equipped to facilitate a lively exchange of ideas on the topic. She has been recognized nationally for her leadership by being awarded an Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership and the Kennedy School of Governments’ Cahn Fellowship.
This program is a collaboration between Manchester Community Library and Vermont PBS, and is free and open to the public. Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue at the corner of Main Street/Route 7A, Manchester Center. Call 802-362-2607 to learn more.