Symposium on the Workforce for Low-Income Women

Posted by on November 5, 2004

Linking Thought and Action: A Symposium on Workforce Opportunities for Low-Income Women & Girls

Event: Symposium: Linking Thought and Action – A Conversation Among Scholars, Practitioners and Policy Makers to Increase Opportunities in the Workforce for Low-Income Women and Girls

Sponsors: Wider Opportunities for Women and the Women’s Studies Dept of the George Washington University

When: Friday, December 3, 2004

Where: Washington, D.C.

More Info/RSVP: Julia Barnes at WOW at (202) 464-1596 or by email:

The forum will examine how far women workers have come in the past 40 years and the employment issues women and girls will face in the future. Confirmed speakers include Mary Frances Berry, Chair of the US Civil Rights Commission, Beth Shulman, author, The Betrayal of Work, and Sarah Kannel, a respected pollster who will share insights from the November election. Invited scholars include Alice Kessler-Harris, Professor of American History at Columbia University, Ronnie Steinberg, Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, and Diana Pearce, School of Social Work at the University of Washington.

WoW hopes you will be able to participate in this important event to mark the celebration of WoW’s 40th Anniversary and to lay the ground work for an advocacy agenda to remind the public, the press and our nation’s policymakers that the battle for economic equality for women and girls is far from won. We will also use this opportunity to consider the impact of the recently held election on opportunities for women in the next four years.

There is no fee for the symposium or lunch. Attendees, however, must provide their own travel and room and board. WoW will be happy to suggest hotels in the vicinity of the conference. Space is limited, so if you are interested please return the attached registration form by email or fax. If you would like more information about this event, please call Julia Barnes at contact info above.

Wider Opportunities for Women Celebrating 40 Years of Building Pathways to Economic Independence for America’s Women and Girls 1964-2004

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