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Congresswoman Slaughter to Discuss The Changing Role of Women in Politics

Slaughter to Lead Panel Discussion in Hws President's Forum Series

April 11, 2000 Geneva, NY – How has the role of women in the political arena changed in recent years? Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) will travel to Hobart and William Smith Colleges to discuss this issue and to join in a panel discussion with HWS professors on the topic. Congresswoman Slaughter will speak at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the HWS campus. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

Described as “one of the powerful women in Congress, Congresswoman Slaughter represents the 28th Congressional District of New York in the U.S. House of Representatives. She sits on the influential House Rules Committee, is vice-chairman of the Research Committee of the Democratic leadership, and serves as whip-at-large.

In her 12 years in the House, Congresswoman Slaughter has earned a reputation as a strong proponent of progressive causes, as well as a hard worker for local interests, especially the economic and employment concerns of her district.

Congresswoman Slaughter will be joined on the panel by Iva Deutchman, HWS professor of political science; Carol Mason, assistant professor of English and American studies; and Elizabeth Newell, associate professor of biology and member of the board of the Geneva League of Women Voters. Deutchman is the author of Capital Sex: Gender in State Legislature, and is frequently called upon by the media to speak about the topic of women in politics.

The President's Forum series at Hobart and William Smith was established to bring a variety of speakers to campus to share their ideas with students, faculty, and staff. Congresswoman Slaughter joins an impressive array of speakers who have already come to campus, including First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Congressman James Walsh.

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