Chestnut Hill College Welcomes Congresswoman Madeleine Dean for Virtual Fireside Chat

Image via Congresswoman Madeleine Dean.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Chestnut Hill College Departments of History and Political Science have partnered to host Rep. Madeleine Dean for an informal discussion on women in politics.

Open to the public, the event is free and will feature a Q&A with questions submitted by attendees. The event is virtual via Zoom; pre-registration is required for Tuesday, March 30, 2021, starting at 6:30pm.

Moderated by Chair of the History Department, Lorraine Coons, Ph.D., the virtual event will highlight Rep. Dean’s career in politics and her journey to becoming an elected official.

After an esteemed career in law and as a professor at her alma mater La Salle University, in 2012, Dean successfully ran for State Representative in the 153rd District. In the legislature, she was appointed to Governor Wolf’s Commission for Women, co-founded the gun safety group PA-SAFE, and was an outspoken leader on progressive issues.

U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean.

She continued to serve as an elected official, and in 2018, she was elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 4th District — Montgomery and Berks Counties — in the 116th Congress.

In Washington, she serves on the Judiciary and Financial Services Committees, championing progressive priorities like public education, combating addiction, equal rights, access to healthcare, protecting the environment, ethics, criminal justice reform, gun violence prevention and more. More recently, in 2020, Dean was elected Chair of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus.

Join Chestnut Hill College and Rep. Madeleine Dean on March 30.