From Persistence to Power: Facts, Truth & Equity for Women
A research forum for change makers
June 7, 2017 / 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20005 (one block west of Metro Center).
Together, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, and the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, are convening leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policy makers for meaningful discussion. Participants and attendees will leave this day-long program with a better understanding of the complex issues underlying the social and political climate, empowered with research and resources to strengthen their fight for equity and influence.
Panels will all consider gender while focusing on: the intersectionality of race, religion, and immigration; child care and leave polices; income equality and labor markets; and health, wellbeing, violence, and safety.
This program will be streamed live and will also be available for viewing online at a later date (registration is NOT required for online viewing).
Registration and continental breakfast
Loretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers, ALF-CIO, Chair of the Board, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Panel One: How Did We Get Here?
- Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D., Chair of Women's Research & Resource Center/Comparative Women's Studies, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women's Studies, Spelman College
- Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., President, Institute for Women's Policy Research
- Layli Maparyan, Ph.D., Katherine Stone Kaufmann '67 Executive Director, Wellesley Centers for Women and Professor of Africana Studies, Wellesley College
Panel Two: The Intersectionality of Race, Religion, & Immigration
- Deborah Holmes, B.A., Chief Communications and Engagement Officer, Women's Funding Network
- Invitations Pending
Panel Three: Health, Wellbeing, & Gender Violence
- Susannah Baruch, J.D., Consultant, Women's Health and Genetics Policy
- Jessica Davidson, B.A., Assistant Managing Director, End Rape on Campus
- Nan Stein, Ed.D., Senior Research Scientist, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College
Break and Lunch (boxed lunches available)
Panel Four: Paid Leave
- Jared Make, J.D., Senior Staff Attorney, A Better Balance, (Moderator)
- Sari Pekkala Kerr, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist/Economist, Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College
- Jessica Milli, Ph.D., Study Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research
- Marci Ybarra, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration
Panel Five: Black Domestic Workers
- Alicia Garza, Special Projects Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Co-creator of Black Lives Matter
- Invitations pending
- Maggie Hassan, J.D., United States Senator from New Hampshire
This event receives support from the Cowles/Sulzberger Fund at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley College.
Following the 2008 presidential election, IWPR and WCW convened a policy-research conference; view the program and proceedings from the 2009 Achieving Equity for Women: Policy Recommendations for the New Administration >>
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