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Discussion Group: Women in Politics

Hosted in partnership with United WE
5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Plexpod Westport Annex: 300 East 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Discussion Group: Women in Politics

5:00 PM 7:00 PM
Plexpod Westport Annex: 300 East 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
APS is proud to offer programs that are free and open to all. If you’d like to help offset the cost of this program, we’d be so grateful for your support!


Did you know? Many women view the current political climate as a major barrier to running for office and engaging in civic leadership.

“There is not a doubt in my mind that the uncivil nature of today’s political environment has negatively impacted the number of women raising their hands to serve in civic leadership positions. When I prepare political candidates today to run for office, and to navigate uncivil comments and disheartening actions from the public, it’s hard to believe that just ten years ago Sly James and Mike Burke won a national award for the civil nature of their mayoral race. We all have a responsibility to use the tools in our toolbox against vitriol and hate.”  Joni Wickham, co-founder – Wickham James Strategies and APS Board Member

On July 11, American Public Square and United WE partnered to host a discussion group to unpack this topic.

Special Commentary by:

State Representative Jamie Johnson

State Representative Patty Lewis

State Representative Laura Williams

Discussion Group Resources

Event Photos

Season Program Sponsors

Hall Family Foundation

Health Forward Foundation


Sue Seidler Nerman and Lewis Nerman

Marny and John Sherman

William Jewell College