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Courageous Conversations Women’s Voices series kicks off February 8

Student News | Wednesday, January 24, 2018


At a moment when women’s issues have captured national attention, Columbus State is launching a new Courageous Conversations series focused on intersectional female empowerment and education. Courageous Conversations Women’s Voices will feature nationally-recognized speakers, as well as panel discussions, resource tables, and more.

Keynote speakers include former Ohio Supreme Court justice Yvette McGee Brown; “Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman; and #MeToo founder Tarana Burke. Events are free and open to the public.

The series begins Thursday, February 8 with events focused on women and politics.

The Courageous Voice of the First Woman to Run for President
February 8, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall 106 (Lounge)

Historian and Columbus State faculty member Judith Dann shares the inspiring (and surprising) story of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president of the United States in 1872. This free event looks at the life of a trailblazing woman and the lessons we can learn from her today. Friends and family are welcome! Register here.

Follow Black Women: A Discussion of Women in Politics
February 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Nestor Hall 106 (Lounge)

Join us for a conversation with Yvette McGee Brown, Ohio's first African-American female Supreme Court Justice. As a former judge and a community and corporate leader who has worked to help improve the lives of children and families, McGee Brown brings a wealth of perspective to the discussion. This free event is open to the public. Register here.

To see a full list of upcoming events and to RSVP, visit


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