Stir it Up: Women's Activism Reframing Political Debates

If you're in NYC or will be on June 5th, stop on by the National Council for Research on Women's annual meeting's discussion. This is one event that is open to the public. I've been to the last two NCRW meetings and they are amazing! Details from the email below:
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Join us for the Opening Plenary for the NCRW Annual Conference, Thursday, June 5, 2008 at the Kimmel Center at NYU. This session is free and open to the public. To register for the entire conference, please visit our website at

Stir it Up: Women's Activism Reframing Political Debates

The possibility of a woman or an African-American presidential candidate has galvanized voters and moved citizens to become more actively engaged in the political process. It has also provided real opportunities to place women's issues and concerns on the national agenda. Join leading experts, thought leaders, and advocates as they discuss how issues need to be framed so they influence political debates at local, state, and national levels, and strategies for ensuring that women's voices are heard and their votes counted in the upcoming election.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ruth Mandel, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University (Moderator)
  • Kathy Bonk, Communications Consortium Media Center
  • Kim Gandy, National Organization for Women
  • Barbara Lee, Barbara Lee Family Foundation
  • Diana Salas, Women of Color Policy Network at NYU
  • Marie Wilson, The White House Project

Date: Thursday, June 5, 2008

Time: 4:00p.m. to 5:45p.m.

Location: The Kimmel Center at NYU, New York City

Co-Sponsored by:

The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU, Center for Research on Women at Barnard College, Shirley Chisholm Center for Research on Women at Brooklyn College, Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, The Center for the Study of Women and Society at CUNY, Marymount Institute for the Education of Women and Girls, WEDO, Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University, Girls Incorporated, Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University, The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society at SUNY Albany

For more information about the Conference contact Jessyca Dudley by phone 212.785.7335 x205 or e-mail at