• Advancing the Economic and Political Power of Women in the South

    February 25
    February 25

    Join us for discussion on how to achieve equality for women in the southern states.

    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center (Auditorium)
    Spelman College
    440 Westview Drive, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30310

    Doors open: 2:30 pm
    Expert Panel: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    The Institute for Women’s Policy Research and the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College will hold an event to release the first ever Status of Women in the South report. The report focuses on the economic and political power of women in 14 southern states, with a particular focus on women of color. The event panel will address the broad themes of power and diversity, and participating speakers will reflect on the pace of progress, the implications of the data for varying sectors of society, and how leaders and the public can catalyze change.

    Register online: https://statusofwomensouth.eventbrite.com


    3:00 pm:  Welcoming Remarks

    Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Women’s Research and Resource Center, Spelman College

    3:05 pm:  Key Findings from the Status of Women in the South

    Chandra Childers, Ph.D.,Institute for Women’s Policy Research

    3:20 pm:  Panel Discussion

    Moderator: Rose Scott, Closer Look, WABE 90.1 FM

    Stephanie Davis, Community Activist

    Sharmen Gowens, YWCA of Greater Atlanta

    Maria Azuri, LMSW, Welcoming Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, City of Atlanta

    Charmaine Davis, 9to5 Georgia

    Audience Q&A

    4:20 pm:  Closing Remarks

    Barbara Gault, Ph.D., Institute for Women’s Policy Research

    The event will be recorded

    The report analyzes women’s status in each of the southern states on the following topics:

    Employment & Earnings | Poverty & Opportunity | Violence & Safety | Health & Well-Being | Reproductive Rights | Political Participation | Work & Family

    Read the report