PHIILADELPHIA – In celebration of Women’s History Month, Chestnut Hill College’s Departments of History and Political Science have partnered to host Rep. Madeleine Dean for an informal discussion on women in politics. Moderated by Chair of the History Department, Lorraine Coons, Ph.D., the virtual event will highlight Rep. Dean’s career in politics and her journey to becoming an elected official. Open to the public, the event is free and will feature a Q&A with questions submitted by attendees.
After an esteemed career in law and as a professor at her alma mater La Salle University, in 2012, Dean successfully ran for State Representative in the 153rd District. In the legislature, she was appointed to Governor Wolf’s Commission for Women, co-founded the gun safety group PA-SAFE, and was an outspoken leader on progressive issues. She continued to serve as an elected official, and in 2018, she was elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 4th District — Montgomery and Berks Counties — in the 116th Congress. In Washington, she serves on the Judiciary and Financial Services Committees, championing progressive priorities like public education, combating addiction, equal rights, access to healthcare, protecting the environment, ethics, criminal justice reform, gun violence prevention, and more. More recently, in 2020, Dean was elected Chair of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus.
WHO: U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean
Lorraine Coons, Ph.D., moderator, CHC Chair of the History Department
WHAT: U.S. Representative Madeleine Dean participates in virtual, fireside event in celebration of Women’s History Month
WHERE: Virtual via Zoom; pre-registration is required. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rX4PT7PWQ_G8PfGzzlIFMQ
WHEN: March 30, 2021, 6:30pm