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Shirley Chisholm Film Screening & Discussion

March 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Shirley Chisholm

Join I.D.E.A.L. Woman for a film screening and discussion of Shirley Chisholm, the perfect introduction to the subject of this year’s Swain Speaker Series. In 1968, Chisholm became the first African American woman to serve in the US Congress; in 1972, she became both the first woman and the first African American to compete in one of the major parties’ presidential nomination contests. Her motto, “Unbought and Unbossed,” testified to her strength of character and conviction, and she blazed a trail that opened the door to many women in politics and laid the foundations of Black feminist politics.


March 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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