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Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

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Winning a Dead Heat: Black Elected Officials Mobilize, Mobilize and Mobilize

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Some of the Nation’s Foremost Female Leaders Urge Women to Reclaim Civility

Written by Spelman College on 16 May 2010.

Spelman College convened key multicultural female influencers and thought leaders in AtlantaHeralded as one of the most important dialogues in the nation, Spelman College convened key multicultural female influencers and thought leaders in Atlanta this week for the sixth annual Leadership and Women of Color Conference.  Over two days, more than 400 attendees discussed the increasing lack of civility in today’s workplace, political arena and communities.

Attendees were charged to explore ideas to strengthen the nation by reclaiming civility through ethical leadership and personal responsibility.

The dynamic conference featured some of the nation’s most influential voices among women including: Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post; Sara Manzano-Diaz, director, the U.S. Department of Labor, Women’s Bureau and Angela Burt-Murray, editor-in-chief, Essence.

“We must be brave and bold in our demands -- that respect and common courtesy are cornerstones of our leadership doctrine,” said Jane E. Smith, executive director, LEADS at Spelman College.

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