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Elizabeth Sharrow Reacts to Election of Sen. Kamala Harris to Vice Presidency

Faculty members Laura Colmenarejo, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Elizabeth Sharrow, Associate Professor of Public Policy & History, both of UMass Amherst, were among women in downtown Northampton reacting to the election of California Senator Kamala Harris.  Harris is the nation’s first female, first Black person, and first Asian American to be elected as Vice President. Colmenarejo said Harris represents hope for the future. Sharrow said, “I think there is good reason to believe that the election of Senator Kamala Harris to the vice presidency is likely to have long-term impacts on how girls — and girls of color, in particular — orient themselves to politics.” (Daily Hampshire Gazette, 11/9/20)

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