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2020 is a milestone year for both women and civic engagement across the country, with 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. With several high profile electoral campaigns and over half of all legislative seats and countless county level positions up for election in 2020, civic engagement is crucial. Women’s participation in the political process is essential, and attending a Real Women Run event is a great way to start to this milestone year.

Real Women Run Winter Training
Saturday, January 18, 2020

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus

9750 S 300 W, Sandy, UT 84070

All are welcome at the full-day training featuring workshops for current candidates and campaign managers, future candidates looking for information on where to start, and women who want to get more involved in public service. Jehmu Greene will keynote the event, alongside a variety of community partners, public representatives, and leaders.

Jehmu Greene is a Founding Board Member of VoteRunLead, a non-partisan organization that has trained more than 35,000 women to run for office. Jehmu also serves as a progressive Fox News Political Analyst.  Jehmu previously served as the U.S. president and global Chief Marketing Officer of WakaWaka; president of Rock the Vote, where under her leadership young voter turnout had the highest increase ever recorded; and president of the Women’s Media Center where she designed the Name It, Change It campaign to fight sexism against women candidates and trained progressive women to amplify their voices in the media.

Registration is $20-$50 and can be completed at ywcautah.org/realwomenrun.

Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope
Friday, January 17, 2020

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

YWCA Utah

322 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

The 5th Annual Celebrating the Political Kaleidoscope is a space for women of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and other women from marginalized communities to discuss their experiences of intersectional identity and how to navigate politics and other leadership roles in Utah. The event will feature an intimate conversation with Winter Training Keynote Speaker Jehmu Greene.

Registration is $15 and can be completed at ywcautah.org/realwomenrun.