The Political Glass Ceiling and its 18 Million Cracks Focus of Panel Discussion Hosted by UH Women’s Studies Program

When Hillary Clinton stood before a crowd of supporters to announce her exit from the presidential race, she consoled the crowd by admitting the highest glass ceiling hadn't been shattered, "but it's got about 18 million cracks in it." Those rallying words acknowledged the long road women have traveled to find equal footing with their male counterparts and how close that road has come to the White House.

The University of Houston Women's Studies Program and its Living Archive Series will present a panel discussion of women in politics at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross.

"18 Million Cracks-Women in Politics 2008" features former City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado, former Republican state Rep. Peggy Hamric and Houston city controller Annise Parker discussing the challenges and victories of their political careers. The event will be moderated by political consultant Kathryn McNiel.

Admission is $5 and free to students and members of the Friends of Women's Studies Program. Parking is available in the Menil lot on West Alabama between Mulberry and Mandel. A reception will follow the panel discussion.

Space is limited, and reservations are required. Call 713-743-3214 for more information. People with disabilities who may require special accommodations may call 713-743-3214 to make arrangements.

The Living Archive Series explores issues in the lives of Houston women. Each panel is taped and preserved in the archive.

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WHAT: UH Women's Studies Program Living Archives Series
"18 Million Cracks-Women in Politics 2008"
WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14
WHERE: Menil Collection, 1515 Sul Ross, 77006