Breaking Down Barriers Roundtable Seeks Solutions to Improve Lives of MD Women

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By: Akira Kyles , Special to the AFRO

Women leaders of Baltimore attended the Breaking Down Barriers Roundtable, which was hosted by Hillary for Maryland at the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center March 30, to discuss policies that would enhance the lives of women in Maryland.

Among the 14 women in attendance were Tessa Hill-Alston, president of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP; Paris Bienert, president of the Maryland Women’s Political Caucus; Khalilah Harris, senior advisor to the director at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management; and Maryland Del. Brooke Lierman, D-Dist. 46.

Also in attendance were Ricarra Jones, political organizer with 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East; Tashea Coates, former member of the Baltimore City Democratic Central Committee in the 45th District and Rebecca Nagle, founder and co-director of FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. Host and moderator Karenthia Barber, representative of Hillary Clinton’s national campaign, quizzed the leaders about the policies they want changed in Baltimore. The women were questioned on three topics: working women, policing issues, and public education.

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