Race and Gender in American Politics

Date & Time

153 days ago


Brooklyn Heights


As a new Congress convenes in Washington, Brooklyn Historical Society and the Social Science Research Council gather a panel of experts to discuss the role that race and gender continue to play in American politics. Christina Greer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University and author of the book, Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream, and Tsedale M. Melaku of the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean, will reflect on the implications of the midterm elections, given the successes (and setbacks) of women and people of color as candidates, and the evolving nature of participation and representation in American politics.

Race and Gender in American PoliticsWednesday, January 16Doors: 6:00 pmEvent: 6:30 pm$5 General Admission / Free for Members BHS Members: to reserve tickets at the member price, click on "Tickets" and enter your Member ID on the following page after clicking on "Enter Promotional Code." For questions about this event or other inquiries, contact our Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250. REFUND POLICY: Brooklyn Historical Society requires 24 hours notice before the date of the event to refund a ticket. No refunds are provided after that point. No refunds are provided on the day of the event and all subsequent days. Brooklyn Historical Society public programs are made possible by the New York State Council of the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and, in part, by public funds from the New York Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.  The History Makers series is proudly presented by Bank of America.

tags: activism, race, politics, gender