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Bay Area Women in Politics Panel and Conversation

Interested in politics? Fired up this election season? Join us for a panel discussion about politically active women in the Bay Area on Tuesday, November 13! San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim and Close the Gap Founder Mary Hughes will join Oral History Center Interviewer Amanda Tewes for a conversation about the challenges, successes, and history of women involved in local politics at every level. The Oral History Center is launching a project to record the life experiences of women from the Bay Area political scene, and this is your chance to give us input about the questions you think we should ask and the subject you'd like us to explore in the interviews.

Jane Kim is a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She was previously a community organizer and civil rights attorney, and also served as President of the San Francisco Board of Education.

Mary Hughes is a longtime political consultant and founder of Close the Gap California, whose mission is "to achieve gender parity in the California legislature by 2028."

Amanda Tewes is an interviewer at the Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley.