A Political Call to Action for Women to Take Their Rightful Places in the Nation's Corridors of Power
ATTENTION LADIES: Bring Your Daughters, Your Mothers, Your Sisters, Your Women's Group, Bring the Girls in Your Classroom, the Women You Work With...
Gov. Madeleine Kunin
Saturday, June 14th, 7pm
Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery
An infusion of new leadership is essential if we are to address the major problems of our time. Come to be inspired and to connect with the women and girls in your community.
Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin's new book, Pearls, Politics, & Power: How Women Can Win and Lead, is a call to action, for new political leadership to emerge from the women of America. The former three-term Vermont Governor and Ambassador to Switzerland will be at the Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery, 139 Main Street, in downtown Brattleboro on Saturday, June 14, at 7 p.m. to read from her book and share her vision of a new American political landscape. The event, brought to you by Everyone's Books and sponsored by the AAUW (American Association of University Women), is free and copies of Pearls, Politics, & Power will be available.
"We have been bystanders to history for too long. We have no more excuses; we are educated, we care, and we are ready to enter the arena."
-- Madeleine Kunin, Pearls, Politics, & Power: How Women Can Win and Lead
The next generation of women will be inspired to lead by seeing women like Nancy Pelosi wielding the gavel, and seeing themselves reflected in the portraits on the walls of statehouses, courthouses, corporate and university boardrooms, and the White House. Pearls, Politics, and Power will help ensure that this inspiration is not soured or deflected, but channeled into successful candidacies by America’s leaders of tomorrow.
Madeleine M. Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont, and the first woman to have served three terms as governor of any state. During her tenure, she substantially increased funding for education and concentrated on improving the quality of education. She established the Vermont Housing and Land Conservation Trust Fund, a program that has created affordable housing and land preservation to the benefit of thousands of Vermonters. She initiated Dr. Dynasaur, a program to provide health insurance for Vermont children.
Gov. Kunin served as the Deputy Secretary of Education and Ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. She served on the President’s Interagency Council on Women, and was a member of the US delegation to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.
"Madeleine Kunin. . . gives practical advice on how to get started, survive the stresses of public life, and make change happen. This slim, lively book is a must read whether you want to be more effective in your community or aspire to change the world."
--Alice Rivlin, former Director, Office of Management and Budget
"Once again, Madeleine Kunin gives us a thoughtful examination of women's roles in American politics. In an effort to engage more women in the political process, Kunin uses not just her story, but the stories of elected women from both parties and all levels of office. She skillfully weaves these together to illustrate the challenges women face in running for and holding office as well as the tremendous rewards that come from public service. These stories illustrate the concerns women have about running for office in the first place, the realities they face as officeholders and thedifference they make by being there. What a useful tool this book will be in the classroom to teach about the experiences of women in politics and to educate the next generation of women for public leadership."
--Debbie Walsh, Director, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University
Everyone's Books, 25 Elliot Street, Brattleboro is proud to be a part of this event. For more information on Kunin's book, this and other book events contact the bookstore at (802) 254-8160, or visit our website. Thank you to the AAUW for sponsoring this event and for their continued commitment to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Visit them online at www.aauw.org.