Earlier this week we introduced you to our three Women, Money, Power Summit honorees. The summit, which will take place on October 8 (with a Congressional visit day on October 9), will be a one-stop-shop for learning about and taking action on the issues facing women politically and socially right this moment – and to prove it, we posted the agenda today.
From abstinence-only sex education to CEDAW and the Voting Rights Act, we’ll be digging into global and domestic feminist issues at this year’s summit. There’s something for everyone – which is reason enough to register now! All it takes is one day on Capital Hill to become an expert on the issues facing your community and meet the right folks to take action. Don’t hesitate – reserve your seat!
And now, without further ado, the 2013 Women, Money, Power Summit Agenda.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Opening General Assembly I
Connecting the Dots: Stopping the War on Women’s Health, Teachers, Voting Rights, Food Stamps & Our Wallets
- Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority (welcome)
- Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President, Feminist Majority (moderator)
- Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
- Terry O’Neill, President, National Organization for Women
- Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network
- Megan Darby, Manager, Ballot Initiative and Opposition Research of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
General Assembly II
Unholy Alliance: Cycle Beads, Condom Stockouts, and Abstinence-Only
- Jeanne Clark, Writer, Ms. Magazine (moderator)
- Eleanor Smeal, President, Feminist Majority
- Jon O’Brien, President, Catholics for Choice
- Rob Boston, Communications Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Women, Money, Power Summit Luncheon
Honoring Trailblazers for Women’s Rights
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D – Conn.) is the representative from Connecticut’s Third District. A longtime champion of women’s rights, DeLauro has led the fight in Congress to achieve full pay equity for women and to ensure that all employees have access to paid sick days.
Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte garnered national attention in June after she bravely spoke out for women’s reproductive rights during the Texas abortion debates. Van de Putte has been a longtime advocate for women, children, veterans and small businesses. She is often described as one of the most effective and influential legislators in Texas.
Barbara R. Arnwine, executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 1989, is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues, including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991. She is currently leading the fight against voter suppression laws.
General Assembly III
Going on the Offensive: CEDAW, ERA, and Ending Violence Against Women
- Gaylynn Burroughs, Policy and Research Director, Feminist Majority (moderator)
- Kathy Bonk, President, Communications Consortium Media Center, CEDAW Strategist
- Manizha Naderi, Executive Director, Women for Afghan Women (runs domestic violence shelters in Afghanistan)
- Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Chief House Sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment
- Susan Burke, Counsel, Katz Marshall & Banks, LLP, Chief Litigator Representing Plaintiffs that Have Survived Sexual Assault in the Military
Closing Town Hall
The Affordable Care Act: What Women Need to Know
- Tina Tchen, Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama and Executive Director of the White House Counsil on Women and Girls