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|Lipstick and Politics Hosts Gavin Newsom in Forum on Women's Civic Participation|
|Date||Tuesday October 16|
|Time||6:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
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555 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA
|Organizer/Author||Lipstick And Politics|
The online magazine Lipstick and Politics announces its upcoming event, "Exploring the Connection: Politics, Gender and Civic Participation." The event, which will be held on October 16, 2012, will present a conversation between California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Eventbrite Co-founder Julia Hart and Watermark CEO Marilyn Nagel. It will be moderated by Mira Veda, founder and CEO of Lipstick and Politics, and followed by a question and answer session.
The purpose of the event is to explore how political participation by both men and women shapes the lives of ordinary Americans. It will explore the interactions between gender and participation in the political sphere. Issues discussed will include topics such as the social consequences of the gender gap in civic participation and the truth behind the belief that men and women think differently in public office and business.
With the 2012 presidential elections around the corner, these questions are particularly salient, Veda said. In an election year inwhich topics such as women's health have been hotly debated, a space to discuss the role of gender in the political arena and public life is necessary, said Veda.
By bringing together male and female representatives from the fields of public service and business, the events strives to present a range of perspectives on the ways in which gender impacts and is impacted by civic participation.