"Surge" and the Rise of Women in Office - Members

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Nearly 600 women ran for the House, Senate, or Governor in 2018 - an unprecedented surge in response to Donald Trump’s win in 2016, Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat, and an extension of the historic Women’s March. Many of these were progressive female candidates who never imagined running for office, but felt compelled to claim a seat at the table for women’s rights and issues.

Hannah Rosenzweig’s documentary Surge, which premiered on Showtime in September 2020, follows three such candidates in Texas, Indiana and Illinois - each running in uphill battles to flip their deep red districts to blue, including Lauren Underwood, the youngest Black woman to ever be elected to Congress.

In 2021, women now that make up one quarter all members of Congress -- the highest percentage in U.S. history – and a female mayor of NYC is more viable than ever, with three women running for NYC Mayor going into the primaries on June 22 – two of them (Kathryn Garcia '88 and Dianne Morales '85) Stuy grads!

What has changed and what more is possible now that more women have a seat at the table? What specific challenges do women face running and winning? How is continuing to elect female candidates to public office important for the future of our democracy, and how can we make sure this trend continues?

Join us for a Zoom conversation with four powerhouse women of the Class of 1993 to discuss these issues and more! Surge documentary filmmaker Hannah Rosenzweig ’93 will join us, along with U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng ’93, and Dr. Arati Kriebich ’93, Glen Rock Borough Council member and former candidate for Congress. The conversation will be moderated by Mara Gerstein ’93, Executive Director of the People PAC, which works to advance state candidates. 

Read more about the event and panelists here

Dues-paying members of the Association get discounted pricing as a perk of their membership! For non-members, we are also running a promotion that allows you to purchase our annual membership with your tickets at a discounted price. 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 | 7:00 PM ET

  • Members: $5
  • Non-members: $25
  • Non-member ticket + membership: $50

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