Black Women and Political Leadership

The year 2020 will go down in history as a important milestone in American politics particularly for the roles Black women played. Not only was a Black woman elected to the vice presidency of the United States, but a number of Black women rose to prominence for their grassroots work in voter registration, policy reform, and criminal justice work. Join Oakland History Center librarian Dorothy Lazard as she hosts Linda Burnham, former executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center, and Judy Juanita, Laney College professor and former Black Panther Party newspaper editor, as they discuss the developing role and influence of Black women in political leadership. This will be a virtual program through Zoom. To access the link to the meeting, contact Dorothy Lazard at



Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Main Library

125 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134