EVENT ADVISORY: Ahead of Mother’s Day, Southern Women Convene to Explore Their Untapped Potential
Atlanta — On Friday, the Center for American Progress and Generation Progress will host a major women’s convening, #WomenProgress: People, Power, and Policy. The event will explore the many barriers facing Southern women, particularly those of color, as well as the strategies and tactics being employed by lawmakers and community organizers in communities across the South.
In Georgia, mothers are the sole, primary, or co-breadwinners in nearly two-thirds of families despite working in fields that are less hospitable to working parents.
The event, which brings young women to Atlanta from states across the South, will also empower attendees to turn vision into action by providing resources and trainings on pursuing civic leadership and earned media tactics. It will also include discussion of the following public policy topics: pay equity, paid sick and family leave, access to reproductive health, maternal and infant mortality, and access to affordable child care.
#WomenProgress: People, Power, and Policy
Jamira Burley, Social Justice Advocate
Rep. Park Cannon, Georgia House District 58
Rep. Renitta Shannon, Georgia House District 84
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, Virginia House District 2
Rep. Kathy Sykes, Mississippi House District 70
Rep. Victoria Neave, Texas House District 107
Leaders of Southern women’s advocacy organizations
Friday, May 11, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
501 Pulliam Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30312
For more information or to speak with an expert, please contact Colin Seeberger at email@example.com or 202.741.6292.