Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Place: Westbrook Library,
61 Goodspeed Dr., Westbrook
Time: 7:00 pm
State Representative Christine Palm will be our speaker this evening. She will be talking about a fascinating subject, “From Advocate to Legislator: Why Women Run”.
Christine Palm is the State Representative for the 36th General Connecticut Assembly District, which covers the river towns of Chester, Deep River, Essex and Haddam. She ran on a platform of enhancing women’s rights, protecting the environment, curbing gun violence, and making Connecticut more affordable for young adult earners.
She is principal of Sexual Harassment Prevention, LLC, which gives anti-discrimination trainings for the corporate, academic and non-profit workplace. Palm served many years as anti-harassment trainer for Connecticut’s Executive Branch agencies. She was women’s policy analyst for the Commission on Women, Children and Seniors, and communications director for the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women. She also served as public information officer for the office of the State Treasurer.
She has been a newspaper reporter, high school teacher, marketer of non-profit and cultural institutions, and once owned a bowling alley. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for essay writing.
Palm lives in Chester with her husband, the painter James Baker.
Don’t miss this accomplished public servant! And then stay for our monthly business meeting. See you there.
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