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Denver Public Schools Hosts First Annual Girls in Politics Event

Nov. 8, 2017
 

Contact: Alex Renteria, Manager of Media Relations, Alexandra_Renteria@dpsk12.org

Female Political Leaders Across Colorado Unite to Share Career Advice with 100 Students

Denver – On Nov. 9, political leaders across Colorado will provide a forum to exchange experiences, ideas and initiatives for increasing the number and influence of women in political leadership positions. Students will be hear from women who have crafted and implemented Colorado policies.

Girls in Politics is designed for high school girls interested in learning more about careers in politics. Current and former elected officials include Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran; Denver Board of Education Member Rosemary Rodriguez; State Rep. Leslie Herod; and former state lawmakers Elbra Wedgeworth and Celina Benavidez.

Also in attendance will be the filmmakers behind Strong Sisters – a documentary about elected women in Colorado. Attendees will participate in a panel discussion and breakout sessions.

Interviews available.

WHAT:
DPS’ First Annual Girls in Politics

WHO:
Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran; Denver Board of Education Member Rosemary Rodriguez; State Rep. Leslie Herod; and former state lawmakers Elbra Wedgeworth and Celina Benavidez, filmmakers behind Strong Sisters, educators and students

WHEN:
Thursday, Nov. 9
4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
North High School
2960 Speer Blvd.

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