Stanton/Anthony Breakfast and Conversation 2017
“Contemporary Politics and the Role of Black Women”
Friday, October 13
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Feldman Ballroom, Frederick Douglass Building
University of Rochester River Campus
Join the Susan B. Anthony Center for our annual Stanton Anthony Breakfast & Conversation during Meliora Weekend. Dr. Elsie Scott, Founding Director of the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University, will deliver the keynote address. A panel discussion will follow, featuring Dr. Scott, the Honorable Jenean Hampton ‘03S (MBA), Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, and the Honorable Teresa D. Johnson, Rochester City Court Judge. The panel will be moderated by Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, PhD.
Table of 8: $200
RSVP here by Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
About the Speakers
Elsie L. Scott, PhD became the founding director of the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University in October 2012. The interdisciplinary center is presently engaged in projects on the engagement of college students in law enforcement; black political engagement with a special emphasis on the engagement of black females, and on black male academic achievement.
Between 2006 and 2012, Scott served as president and chief executive of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Previously, she had served as the organization’s vice president for research and programs. She served as Deputy
Commissioner of Training for the New York City Police Department for 4 ½ years where she was known for championing the rights of women. She has also taught political science, urban studies and criminal justice at several universities, including Howard, Rutgers, Central Florida and North Carolina Central.
Her research interests include the political participation of black women and police-community relations. She serves on the board of several organizations, including the National Council of Negro Women and the National Coalition for Black Civic Participation in which she actively participates in the Black Women’s Roundtable. Scott earned her BA from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, her MA from the University of Iowa and her PhD from Atlanta University, all in political science.
On November 8, 2015, Jenean Hampton ’03S (MBA) was elected as Kentucky’s 57th Lt. Governor on a ticket with now Governor Matt Bevin. Lt. Gov. Hampton became the first African-American in Kentucky history to hold statewide office and the fourth woman to serve as Lieutenant Governor. Lt. Gov. Hampton holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School of Business with concentrations in marketing, entrepreneurship, and e-commerce. She served for 7 years in the United States’ Air Force and has 25 years of experience in manufacturing, including the automotive and packaging industries.
The Lt. Gov. is focusing her efforts on what she is calling the 4 E’s: Entrepreneurship, Education, Emergency Preparedness, and being an Example. She is also working on the Lt. Governor’s Challenge Series, which currently includes the Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Bluegrass Book Buddies Challenge.
Judge Teresa D. Johnson is Supervising Judge of City Courts for the Seventh Judicial District and an Acting County Court Judge. She has been a judge for more than twenty-five years. She has prior experience as a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice, the Monroe County Law Department, and Harter, Secrest & Emery. She supervises a staff of Judges and support staff in providing service in both civil and criminal matters. She also carries a full caseload, presiding over trials and hearings.
Judge Johnson has served as presiding Judge of the Rochester Drug Treatment Court and Monroe County Mental Health Court and is a strong proponent of alternatives to incarceration, including our treatment courts.
Judge Johnson is active in the legal community, including active membership in the Rochester Black Bar Association and Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, and recently served as a trustee of the Monroe County Bar Association. She has presented at numerous legal seminars in Rochester and at the New York State Judicial Institute.
Judge Johnson is an active volunteer, focusing her efforts on improving options for youth. She has been a mentor to middle and high school girls through the Rochester Chapter of the Links, Inc., is on the board of the Center for Youth, and regularly speaks to students in school and community settings.
Judge Johnson is a graduate of Yale University and the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley.
Valeria Sinclair-Chapman, PhD focuses her research on American political institutions, legislative politics, minority representation in Congress, and minority political participation. Broadly construed, her research examines why and how previously marginalized groups gain inclusion in the American political system. She is author or co-author of journal articles in the Journal of Politics, Electoral Studies, Political Research Quarterly, and Politics, Groups, and Identities, as well as several book chapters and an award-winning book, Countervailing Forces in African-American Political Activism, 1973-1994 (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Her current research projects examine how legislators represent the interests of racial and ethnic minorities in Congress at various stages of the legislative process. Sinclair-Chapman is past president of the Women’s Caucus of the South in the Southern Political Science Association, and former co-president of the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Section of the American Political Science Association. She teaches courses on Race and Ethnic Politics, African-American Politics, Political Representation, Black Political Leadership, Congress as an Institution, and Introduction to American Politics.