Tales From a Former Legislator: A Retrospective
Part of our Senior Symposia program for people over 50. All workshops are $10. Limited seating available! Walk-ins are not guaranteed admission. Online pre-registration strongly encouraged!
Ellen Story, the first woman to represent the 3rd Hampshire District in the Massachusetts State Legislature, will reflect upon her more than 24 years of public service. First elected in 1992 to the House of Representatives, she worked on issues for women and children, mental health issues (especially children inappropriately housed in hospitals), postpartum depression, GMO labeling, and money for public education. Recently retired, she will reflect upon progress made on these issues, and the work remaining to be done. She will discuss the world of Beacon Hill with its unique language and codes of conduct.
Ellen Story graduated from the University of Texas Austin. After living in various parts of the country, she moved to Amherst in 1972. She was one of the original staff of the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, with whom she served for nearly 20 years. For her work on the state’s Postpartum Depression Commission, the commission was recently named in her honor.