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Economic Security for Women Wealth Building for Women of Color as a Strategy for Long-Term Economic Recovery

March 2010
When Mar 08, 2010
from 05:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where Washington, DC
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This International Women's Day, please join us for a policy discussion on race, gender, immigration and economic security.


10:00 a.m. Panel: The Intersection of Race, Gender and Wealth: Why Disparities Matter
Moderator: Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Keynote: Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College for Women
Panelists: Sherry Salway Black, Director of the Tribal Partnership Initiative, National Congress of American Indians
Janis Bowdler, Deputy Director, Wealth Building Policy Project, National Council of La Raza
Shyama Venkateswar, Director of Research and Programs, National Council for Research on Women

Noon: Luncheon
Speakers: U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke (NY 11th District)
Invited: U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (MD 5th District), event sponsor
Invited: Alexis Herman, former Secretary of Labor and Chief Executive Officer, New Ventures LLC

1:15 p.m. Panel: Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color, Economic Security and America's Future
Moderator: Avis Jones-DeWeever, Director, Research, Public Policy and Information Center, National Council of Negro Women
Guest Speaker: U.S. Representative Gwen Moore (WI 4th District)
Presenter: Mariko Chang
Panelists: Sarah Echohawk Vermillion, Vice President, First Nations Development Institute
Melany Dela Cruz, Associate Director, Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center, UCLA

3 p.m. Panel: First Generation Women Immigrants: Generating New Wealth, Generating a Global Economy
Moderator: Nicole Mason, Director, Women of Color Policy Network
Invited: U.S. Representative Nydia Velasquez (NY 12th District)
Panelists: Barbara Robles, Senior Community Affairs Research Liaison, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Beatriz Olvera Stotzer, CEO, New Economics for Women
Doua Thor, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center


Hosted by

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the National Council for Negro Women, the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU, and the National Council for Research on Women .

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