For Progressive Women of Color Leaders
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS - BOSTON
Since the adoption of affirmative action policies, a great deal has changed in our country, but one fact that remains is the lack of electoral participation of women of color. In response to this growing divide, the leaders of the Women’s Pipeline for Change, the Partnership for Democracy and Education, LLC, and the Center for Women in Politics and Policy (CWPPP), McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies at UMass Boston came together to develop a Participatory Action Research Fellowship. The initiative recruited five Research Fellows who are politically active women of color with deep connections to their communities in Massachusetts. Because of their expertise, these women were especially qualified to solicit and gather information about other women of color leaders, to find local experts and sources of skill and support to women candidates, and to make visible the pathways for leaders to emerge and offer public service.The Research Fellowship was completed in June 2012 and the research results and details about the fellowship experience are contained in the Pathways to Political Leadership for Women of Color website. Read more about the extraordinary women of accomplishment selected for our first initiative.
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