How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today

When:
June 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/New York Timezone
2020-06-18T12:00:00-04:00
2020-06-18T13:00:00-04:00
Where:
Zoom Webinar
Contact:
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This event is FREE.

Join us for the release of our new report, How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today. Hear from local advocates, researchers, and organizers on the opportunities women have in 2020 to advance a pro-woman agenda.

Women in Georgia have long been active in advocating for social and political change. Despite these efforts and important accomplishments, the economic and political status of women – especially for women of color and low-income women – rank significantly behind other states. In fact, the COVID crisis has further illuminated the structural barriers women face. And yet, we are also seeing powerful resiliency and commitment among women across the state to protect the health and safety of all of our communities.

In 2018, we saw a record number of women vote and be elected into office. Yet soon after, we witnessed the Georgia state legislature launch one of the most egregious attacks on women’s healthcare. Now, in 2020, we have an unprecedented opportunity to change the political landscape and exert the kind of leadership that is needed to ensure our rights are protected and expanded.

Join us for this free lunchtime virtual event. RSVP to reserve your spot.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Deirdre Oakley and Ifeanyi Ukpabi, Georgia State University and author of, How Far Yet to Go Now? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today.
Dr. Subasri Narasimhan and Dr. Dabney Evans, Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast
Amber Mack, Policy Director with Healthy Babies, Healthy Mothers
Randi Gregory, Georgia State Director, Care in Action
Jennifer Owens, Vice President, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

Sponsoring organizations:
9to5; Amplify GA; ARC Southeast; Atlanta Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers’s Association; Black Alliance for Just Immigration; Black Mamas Matter Alliance; Care in Action; Center for Reproductive Rights; CivicGeorgia; Emory Reproductive Health Association; Fair Districts Georgia; Feminist Women’s Health Center; Georgia Alliance for Social Justice; Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA); Georgia Budget and Policy Institute; Georgia Community Coalition; Georgia Legislative Black Caucus; Georgia NAACP; Georgia NOW; Georgia NOW Northwest; Georgia WIN List; Hadassah Southeastern; Her Term; Jack & Jill; JasTalksLaw; Jewish Democratic Women’s Salon of Atlanta; Junior Leagues of Georgia State Public Affairs Committee (SPAC); Justice for Girls; Links, Inc.; The Links, Incorporated-Camellia Rose Chapter; Marching Buddies of Atlanta – Indivisible; Morehouse School of Medicine; NARAL ProChoice Georgia; National Council of Jewish Women (Atlanta section); National Domestic Workers Alliance-Atlanta Chapter; Ohio River South; Paramount Consulting Group; Planned Parenthood Generation Action; Planned Parenthood Southeast; Planned Parenthood Southeast Young Leaders; RISE; Rivers of Hope; SCLC; Sigma Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; SisterCare Alliance; Sister Love; Southern Poverty Law Center; Spelman College Women’s Research & Resource Center; The Randall Firm; The Temple; They Carried Us; Urban League of Greater Atlanta; YWCA of Greater Atlanta; ZAMI NOBLA: National Organization of Black Lesbians on Aging.

Join our list of sponsors! It is no cost to sponsor. Email ladler@acluga.org.

Note: This is rescheduled from the Women’s History Month event the ACLU of GA planned for March with dozens of organizations. Due to COVID, we had to postpone the event.

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