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Friday, April 26, 2013


YWCA Rhode Island has partnered with award-winning photojournalist John Freidah to create a documentary about women in Rhode Island politics. Women Holding Office: Rhode Island's Pioneers in Politics, will premier at this year's Women Holding Office Celebration on April 29th in Lincoln. 

Documentary sneak preview

The YWCA shared a preview of Women Holding Office, which features Susan Farmer, Arlene Violet, and Kathleen Connell, with GoLocal, here.


Women Holding Office honorees

As a part of this year's Women Holding Office Celebration, two women will be honored as rising political stars - Smithfield Town Council Member Suzy Alba and Jamestown Town Council President Kristine S. Trocki.

Councilwoman Alba was elected as a member of the Town Council in Smithfield in November 2012, earning the highest number of votes among nine other candidates. As a council member, she serves as the liaison to the town’s Affordable Housing Advisory Board and is a member of the Smithfield Public Schools Citizens Advisory Group.

Council President Trocki was elected to the Jamestown Town Council in November 2012 and soon after became the council president. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, two women will be honored with Isabelle Ahearn O'Neill Awards - Susan L. Farmer and Kathleen S. Connell. All elected women in attendance will be recognized for their service to our community.

Women Holding Office tickets are still available for $25, but seating is limited. Monday, April 29, 2013, 6-8pm, Kirkbrae Country Club, Lincoln, RI. For reservations/more information, contact YWCA Rhode Island by emailing lisa@ywcari.org or call 401-769-7450.


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