AME Leadership Institute 2020 Special Sunday Events


California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

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The Representation Project

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Dr. Caroline Heldman, Executive Director of The Representation Project

Dr. Caroline Heldman comes from the world of academia and non-profit management. She is a Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles with a research specialization in media, the presidency, and systems of power (gender, race, class). She is the former Research Director of the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, and she co-founded the New Orleans Women’s Shelter, the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum, End Rape on Campus (EROC), Faculty Against Rape (FAR), and the End the Rape Statute of Limitations (ERSOL) campaign.

Dr. Heldman has published numerous articles and six books: Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House? (Lynne Rienner, 2007); Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age (Cornell University Press, 2017); Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2017); The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement (Lexington, 2018); Sex & Gender in the 2016 Presidential Election (Praeger,2018); and Still Waiting for Madame President (Lynne Riener, 2019). She has also been active in “real world” politics as a professional pollster, campaign manager, and political commentator for CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News.

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