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Women and the Future of Democracy

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Invitation to Women and the Future of Democracy

Women and the Future of Democracy will explore the crucial role that women play in democracy at home and abroad and how we can ensure their full participation in civic and political life.

In a time of unprecedented challenges to women’s rights and equality, it has never been more urgent that their voices be heard.

Join us in person on Thursday, September 29, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium at the LBJ Presidential Library. The program is presented by the LBJ Foundation, All In Together, and The 19th* News.

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Evening Program

Women and the State of American Democracy: a broad-ranging discussion about the state of women in American democracy. How does a democracy change when women are more fully engaged? What are the issues that women most care about, and where is the U.S. relative to nations abroad in the full participation of women in electoral politics?

The Women of Afghanistan —and the World: a conversation exploring how a once burgeoning democracy has changed since the Taliban regained control of the government, relegating women to a subjugated state. How has Afghanistan society changed? And what nations across the world stand as beacons for what is possible for women in democracy?

Special performance by Lake Street Dive

Indie-pop band Lake Street Dive, fresh off two sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall, will offer a special live performance..
Credit Shervin Lainez

Featured Speakers and Moderators

• Sheryl Cole, State Representative, Texas District 46

• Naheed A. Farid, Former Member of Afghanistan Parliament

• Natalie Gonnella-Platts, Director, Women’s Advancement, George W. Bush Institute

• Lauren Leader, Co-founder, and CEO, All In Together

• Pat Mitchell, Editorial Director, TEDWomen

• Adela Raz, Former Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United States

• Emily Ramshaw, Co-founder and CEO, The 19th* News

• Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, Executive Director, NextGen America

This program is free and open to the public.

Advance registration is required. A livestream will also be offered on the LBJ Library and All In Together YouTube channels.

The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ Library at 2313 Red River Street. Access to the Auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The doors will open at 5:00 p.m.

Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitors’ lot (#38) and lots #37 and #39 after 5:00 p.m. Red River Street is open and accessible from E. Dean Keeton Street; please plan your route accordingly.


LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705 United States
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