What Does Politics Demand of Black Women?

Against the backdrop of Senator Kamala Harris’ historic run for president of the United States, The New York Times asked the question “What does this country demand of Black women in politics?” In this discussion, we will dive into the subject with a powerhouse panel of Black women officials and strategists. The conversation will explore the expectations and demands of Black women who take the step into public service.

What makes the journey so unique? What makes it challenging and what it will take to clear the final hurdle into the White House?

Join San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Emerge California Executive Director Kimberly Ellis, U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, and Akonadi Foundation President Lateefah Simon, in conversation with SF Pride President Carolyn Wysinger.


Co-hosted by INFORUM

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London Breed

Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco

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Kimberly Ellis

Former Executive Director, Emerge California

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Barbara Lee

U.S. Representative (D-CA 13th District); (Invited)

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Lateefah Simon

President, Akonadi Foundation; President, Board of Directors, BART

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Carolyn Wysinger

Board President, San Francisco Pride; Host, "The C-Dubb Show" Podcast—Moderator