From Germany to Great Britain, Pakistan to Poland, nations around the world have made women their presidents and prime ministers. But the most powerful nation on the planet has yet to reach that milestone.
On Tuesday, Tacoma’s Grand Cinema will screen the 2013 documentary “Raising Ms. President” by Kiley Lane Parker that explores why more women don’t run for public office. Parker says studies show that when women are involved in the political process, they can have dramatic effects on its outcome.
The two screenings will be followed by conversations led by panels of local elected officials. The 6:45 p.m. screening is free and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to the screening. Speakers for the free evening screening are Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, State Sen. Jeannie Darneille, State Rep. Laurie Jinkins and Tacoma City Council member Victoria Woodards.
Admission to the 2:30 p.m. showing is $7. It will feature a post-movie discussion with Pierce County Council member Connie Ladenburg, former State Sen. Debbie Regala, Tacoma School Board member Catherine Ushka, and Meadow Johnson, district director for U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer.
Raising Ms. President
When: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday
Where: The Grand Cinema, 606 S. Fawcett Ave., Tacoma
Tickets: Free to first 105 attendeesthenewstribune.com