Join the Stanford Women's Coalition for a panel discussion and Q&A with Senator Wendy Davis.
In light of the recent election, many students at Stanford, like many people around the country, have felt increasingly disillusioned with our political system. However, we have also developed a renewed sense of urgency in advocating for the issues we care about and making sure our voices are heard. This panel will allow students to come together and hear about strategic, actionable steps we can take in defending our rights. We want students to come away from this event feeling as though they have a way to make their voice heard by influencing policy and legislation at the local, state, and federal level.About Wendy Davis: Senator Wendy Davis was a representative in the Texas Senate from 2009-2015 and a Texas gubernatorial candidate in 2014. In 2013 Senator Davis filibustered for 11 hours to kill a bill that would have struck a remarkable blow to abortion access in the state of Texas. Most recently she founded an organization called "Deeds not Words" that helps women create meaningful political change. http://deedsnotwords.com
This event is hosted by the Stanford Women's Coalition and co-sponsored by Stanford in Government, the Stanford Speakers Bureau, the Stanford Women's Community Center, Stanford Women in Politics, the Stanford Democrats, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, the Public Policy Department, and the Clayman Institute for Gender Research.
- Personal Development
- Behaving ethically & with professional integrity
- Valuing diverse experiences & perspectives
- Solving problems & thinking creatively