Tea & Talk Series: Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics
October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$25.00 – $30.00
“Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics”
Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics is a WBGU-PBS public television documentary and oral history project marking the electoral achievements of Democratic and Republican women who have broken electoral barriers in Ohio. Greeted with skepticism by voters beginning in the 1960s, each trailblazer overcame obstacles and sometimes hostility to get elected. Featured trailblazers include the first woman Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, the first African American woman lieutenant governor in all 50 states, and the longest-serving woman in the US House of Representatives.
About the Speaker: Dr. Melissa K. Miller is Executive Producer of Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics. She is Professor of Political Science and Affiliated Faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Bowling Green State University. An expert on gender and American politics, Dr. Miller is highly sought after for her political insights. She has been interviewed by CNN, ABC News, NBC News, Fox News, BBC News, Radio New Zealand, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Guardian, among others. Locally, Dr. Miller provides election analysis on WBGU-PBS’s flagship public affairs program, The Journal. Since 2020 she has served as on-air political analyst for 13abc Action News in Toledo. In recognition of her extensive commitment to public engagement, Dr. Miller was awarded the 2018 Community Engagement Award by BGSU’s Faculty Senate. Dr. Miller has published widely on gender issues in American politics, including articles in Politics & Gender, American Politics Research, and Public Opinion Quarterly, among others. Her “Women in American Politics” seminar at BGSU routinely fills to capacity. Dr. Miller’s extensive background working with the media, commitment to public engagement, and scholarly expertise will all be brought to bear on Trailblazing Women in Ohio Politics.
Each monthly tea & talk starts with a catered luncheon, warm tea, and a unique presentation over a topic of interest. Reservations are required and are due the Friday before each tea. Tickets are transferrable and non-refundable. Handicap accessible facilities. Groups Welcome.
Price: $25/Museum Members, $30/Non-Members, $30/Gluten Free or special dietary meal