Igniting Change: National Council for Research on Women Annual Conference
Written By: Audacia Ray June 8, 2009
The National Council for Research on Women hosts an annual conference in New York, this year called Igniting Change: Activating Alliances for Social Justice (click on the graphic to see the conference site and full info on all the great panels). Registration is still possible if you’re interested in attending three days packed with information and conversation about policy and social justice.
On Thursday morning, the second day of the conference, the International Women’s Health Coalition’s President Adrienne Germain will be on this panel:
Thursday, June 11. 9:00 am – 10:30 am
One of President Obama’s first actions in the White House was to rescind the global gag order, one of several contentious Bush administration policies that have been targeted for reversal. In this panel, participants will explore the opportunities for the Obama administration to affect further change in women’s health care policy and the role for activists in ensuring that decisions adequately reflect the lives and concerns of women. Panelists will also discuss the unique health care needs of women of color, immigrant women, and women in low-income communities and how these groups are often overlooked. What are the challenges and opportunities for creating alliances for global women’s health, and what strategies exist for framing health and reproductive rights within a social justice/human rights framework?