JACKSONVILLE, FL – TEDxFSCJ will host a salon exploring how race and gender intersect along the path to elected political office. The TEDxFSCJ salon, “Lift as We Climb: Women, Race & Politics,”

will take place Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. in Auditorium A-1068 of the Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus. Those interested in the event can register at TEDxFSCJ Eventbrite (https://liftasweclimb.eventbrite.com).

Jacksonville boasts a rich history of electing African-American women to political office. In fact, the first women elected to the Jacksonville City Council after Consolidation in 1967 were African American. Breaking the glass ceiling in the world of politics is a legacy women of color proudly leave to our community; it is a bold testament to their resilience and resolve to protect the rights of all.

The evening’s speakers will feature women of color who will share their firsthand experiences working within the political process. Our speakers will address how others may enter the political arena, what it takes to run a campaign and the challenges and triumphs of a life lived in public service. The salon will also include the viewing of select TED talks.

The speakers include:
· Jennifer Carroll
· Mia L. Jones
· Ju’Coby Pittman

Cost: Free

When: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

Where: FSCJ Downtown Campus, room number A-1068; 101 W. State St., Jacksonville, Florida 32202

For more information, email TEDxFSCJ@gmail.com or visit tedxfscj.com.