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A discussion with Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, and other civic events in Boston this week

A discussion with Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, and other civic events in Boston this week
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By Hoodline - Published on December 10, 2018.

Looking to get involved in politics and government?

From the holiday party of a women's caucus to a discussion with Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, here's a rundown of local events coming up in Boston this week that will get you connected to the wide world of civics and political engagement.

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MWPC Young Professionals Holiday Party

The  Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus and Young Professionals Network is celebrating the success the group achieved this year in regards to gender parity in politics with a holiday party on Tuesday at WeWork. The free event will include food, fun and raffle prizes. 

When: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Where: WeWork, 1 Beacon St., Floor 15.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Great Decisions - South Africa's Fragile Democracy

Evan Lieberman, who is the Total Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Africa at MIT, is speaking on the future of politics in South Africa on Wednesday at the Boston Public Library. He will touch on the nation's growing corruption, stalled economy, popular dissatisfaction and more.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall, 700 Boylston St.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Getting to the Point with Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley

Photo: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate/Yelp

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is hosting Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley on Thursday for a moderated discussion on the issues she will tackle in the next Congress. Shirley Leung, the Interim Editorial Page Editor for The Boston Globe, will serve as the moderator. 

When: Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Blvd.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets