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UFSC Supports Women Color Policy Series Event: Our Value, Our Voice

Tina Tchen

Urban Financial Services Coalition would like to share this opportunity sponsored by the Center for American Progress, Progress 2050, and the FIRE Initiative.  This special presentation is entitled: Women of Color Policy Series: Our Value, Our Voice.  The special presentation features:

Welcoming remarks:
Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs, Center for American Progress

Keynote speaker:
Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff, Office of the First Lady; Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls

Featured panelists:
Eesha Pandit, Executive Director, Men Stopping Violence
Angela Rye, Executive Director and General Counsel, Congressional Black Caucus
Maria Cardona, Principal, Dewey Square Group

Moderated by:
Jenée Desmond-Harris, The Root

This event will take place on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the Center for American Progress,
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, est.  To attend in person, RSVP is required.  Space is extremely limited. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

You can also WATCH this event via live video on the Center for American Progress website by clicking on this link on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm, est.

For more information please call the Center for American Progress at 202-682-1611 or contact the event point of contact Ms. Marlene Cooper Vasilic, Director of Outreach and Special Events, at

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Ditu Kasuyi

Ditu Kasuyi

International President

Urban Financial Services Coalition

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More About This Event

Women of color are a key demographic group and play a significant role in shaping the political, cultural, and economic landscape of our nation. Yet despite their significant role in society, their voices are largely underrepresented in the national discourse on a range of policy issues.

Their perspectives have been particularly and notably absent this year in the coverage of the debate on women’s rights and reproductive health care in spite of the fact that it is women of color (and those who are low-income) who have most to gain or lose from the proposed measures. Similarly, less attention has been given to the impact the anemic economy is having on women of color, even though they are more likely than their white counterparts to be the primary breadwinners for their families, and now earn more degrees (yet still less wages) than their male counterparts.

Which begs the questions: Why are the perspectives of women of color largely ignored in the public discourse? And what impact does the male-dominated policy dialogue on women’s rights have on women of color, their families and communities? How will the influence of women of color shift with America’s impending demographic shift that predicts that women and girls of color will make up the majority of women in forty years?

Please join Progress 2050 and the FIRE Initiative for a discussion with leading experts to discuss these questions and more.


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