Yesterday, Boston City Councillor At-Large Ayanna Pressley invited 100 influential black women in Boston to take their rightful seats at the tables in the Edward M. Kennedy Institute’s replica of the US Senate chamber in her initiative #BlackWomenLead100.
The initiative is sending a message that Black women have political power with over 70% of Black women registered voters voting in the last election that they should also be represented in the senate and other areas of politics.
Some notable women that took their seats were, Former Massachusetts First Lady of Massachusetts – Diane Patrick, Kaidi Grant, Collette Phillips, Malia Lazu, Former Senator Dianne Wilkerson and Alicia Canaday Adamson, and Senator Linda Dorcena Forry
Yesterday, I took my seat at the EMK Institute for #blackwomenlead100. It was a humbling and historic moment to join with these powerful women of color sitting in the chamber of the Senate. This was an inspiring experience and I am excited to watch these black women grow and take on new challenges. Thank you Councilor Pressley for organizing such a powerful event that encourages this entire community to take their own seats of power. In her wise words, “Take Your Seat! And Wear Your Crown!”
— Linda Dorcena Forry (@ldforry) July 13, 2016
— HigherHeights (@HigherHeights4) July 12, 2016
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