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MPP Forum: The Power of Women in NYC Social Policy Innovation & Why It Really Does Matter with Ebonie Simpson (GCD)

MPP Forum Flyer Ebonie Simpson
Date & Time Mar 18 2024 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Location Robertson Hall
Bowl 002
Topics Politics
Ebonie Simpson '24
Audience Restricted to SPIA graduate students, faculty and fellows

Descriptive representation within democratic governance is often watered down to simple identity politics. However, at all levels of government and especially at the local level, "descriptive representation matters for the substantive responsiveness of local government officials to the political interests" of identity-based groups like communities of color, religious minorities, queer communities, and women and gender-expansive communities (Haong, Benjamin 2024). In this forum, Ebonie Simpson (MPP '24) shares highlights of her career in gender equity, nonprofit leadership, community and youth development, and government relations and explores the palpable and direct impact of womxn's leadership in New York City social policy innovation.  

MPP Forum is a weekly event normally scheduled with lunch* on Fridays during the academic year. It allows each MPP student to showcase their career journey and expertise on policy issue of their choice with the SPIA community. This formal presentation is about 50 minutes followed by Q&A.

*RSVP required. Lunch will be served at noon. We will try our best but cannot guarantee accommodation for all dietary restrictions.

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