On June 7, 2017, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Women’s Research & Resource Center at Spelman College, and the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College joined together to host a research forum for change makers in Washington, D.C., at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Leading researchers, advocates, practitioners, and policymakers convened at this day-long program and left with a better understanding of the complex issues underlying the current social and political climate, empowered with research and resources to strengthen their fight for equity and influence.

Panels considered 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.

Watch video from the program above or on Youtube. Footage is broken up into the following sections:

  • Trailer -- A two-minute video of highlights from the event
  • Part 1 -- Welcome lead by Loretta Johnson of the American Federation of Teachers; morning keynote address by Senator Maggie Hassan; Panel One: How Did We Get Here?
  • Part 2 -- Panel Two: The Intersectionality of Race, Religion, & Immigration
  • Part 3 -- Panel Three: Gender Violence and Title IX; midday keynote address by Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Part 4 -- Panel Four: Achieving Paid Leave Through Public Policy
  • Part 5 -- Panel Five: The Status of Black Women in the United States

Connect with the conference on social media with #persisttopower or learn more about it at wcwonline.org/DC2017.

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