Featuring Senator Barbara Mikulski
WOMEN OF THE SENATE: MAKING HISTORY, MAKING CHANGES
Senator Barbara Mikulski was raised in the Highlandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, attended Catholic schools, and was a social worker in the 1960’s. After organizing neighborhoods to fight a major highway project, Mikulski won election to the Baltimore City Council in 1971, where she served for five years.In 1976 she ran for Congress and represented Maryland’s 3rd district for 10 years. She became the first Democratic woman senator elected in her own right in 1986. She served in the Senate for 30 years, becoming the longest-serving woman both in the Senate and in Congress. As the Dean of the Women, Senator Mikulski mentored other women senators through her bipartisan dinners and power workshops to train newly elected women. Throughout her career, Mikulski has worked to pass legislation to protect the most vulnerable members of society and to advance scientific research and democracy around the world.Senator Mikulski was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2015.Senator Mikulski retired from the U. S. Senate on January 3, 2017.She accepted a position as Homewood Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University, and she participates in national speaking engagements on the topics of leadership, innovation and women’s empowerment. Join us for this fascinating lecture!
We’ll begin promptly at 6:00 pm with a delicious dinner followed by the talk. Reservations required.
Cost: $31 plus surcharge and sales tax. Parties of four or fewer may be seated with similar sized parties.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00 PM