November 10 Wednesday

YLW Presents: Speak Up from the Office

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12:30PM - 1:30PM
  • Private Location (register to display)
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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Join us for YLW's second Speak Up panel of the semester: Speak Up from the Office! The Speak Up series features YLW alums who have been trailblazing advocates in their careers, with a focus on issues of gender equity and justice. The second panel, Speak Up from Office, features three alums who have run for state and national office discussing their experiences as YLW alums navigating running for office as well as the pressing issues they have faced as politicians or in their careers:

Krish O'Mara Vignarajah, '08 is the President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. She previously served in the Obama White House as Policy Director for First Lady Michelle Obama and at the State Department as Senior Advisor under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry. Krish ran for governor of Maryland in the 2018 primary election. Had she won, she would have been the first woman, immigrant or person of color to be elected governor in the state.

Elizabeth Esty, '85 served as the U.S. representative for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District from 2013 to 2019. Prior to her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Esty served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011, representing the 103rd Assembly District, and served two terms on the Cheshire (Connecticut) Town Council, from 2005 to 2008.

Nicole Clowney, '07 is serving her second term in the Arkansas House. She represents District 86 which includes portions of Washington County. Nicole is also a founding member of the Northwest Arkansas chapter of Moms Demand Action, which seeks to reduce gun violence. She teaches classical studies at the University of Arkansas.

The panel will be screened in Baker and on Zoom. Lunch will be available in the after the panel for in person attendees only. 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Yale Law Women