In the last two presidential elections, black women had a higher voting rate than all other groups of men and women. Black women are also registered to vote at the highest rate of any cohort.
Yet, black women make up 6 percent of the U.S. population, but hold just 3 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress, the YWCA stated.
The event is free. RSVPs can be submitted at bit.ly/ydub1025. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is the fourth installment in the YWCA Dayton’s Y-Dub Discussion series as part of the nonprofit’s advocacy work to eliminate racism and empower women.
Prior Y-Dub Discussions have looked at the impact of school boards on local public education, the effects of trauma in the classroom; toxic stress and the effects of lived trauma on community systems, and the disproportionate rate of sexual assault experienced by women and girls of color.