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A Woman's Place is in the House...of Delegates

A Woman's Place is in the House...of Delegates

In 1923 the first women won election to the Virginia House of Delegates. In the century since then, 109 women have served in the House, with a record number of 37 women in 2023. Join the Library of Virginia in celebrating a century of Women in the House. A group of House members will discuss the challenges, opportunities and changes they have experienced in Capitol Square.

Jennifer L. Lawless, Commonwealth Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, will moderate the discussion with Delegate Carrie E. Coyner, a member since 2020 who has served on numerous community boards; Delegate Charniele L. Herring, a member since 2009 and the first woman and the first African American to serve as majority leader of the House of Delegates; and Delegate Vivian E. Watts, a member since 1996 (and previously 1982–1985) and currently the longest-serving female member of the House.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Klaczynski at 804.692.3536 or elizabeth.klaczynski@lva.virginia.gov.

This is a free event. Registration is required.

LVA Events
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Lecture Hall
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