October 10, 2013
Hundreds of attendees packed the John Hancock Hall in Boston October 7 for a forum discussing women in politics featuring many of Massachusetts’ female politicians along with feminist Gloria Steinem.
The event, "How Women Become Political,” was co-hosted by Simmons and the Grimké Event Committee, and celebrated the 175th anniversary of Angelina Grimké’s address to the Massachusetts Legislature in 1838. Grimké, an abolitionist and feminist, was the first woman to ever address a legislative body. Read more about the event here.