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Women of Color Network's 2011 National Women of Color Economic Policy and Leadership Summit for Anti-Violence, Economic Justice, and Social Justice Advocates
Sponsored by OVW & Hosted by Women of Color Network
September 14 - 16, 2011 at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

This summit has a primary focus of fostering much-needed dialogue amongst anti-violence, economic justice, and social justice advocates. Come to hear experts and share ideas on how we can collectively ensure women of color, particularly survivors of violence, are not left behind in financial strain and barriers to success. Share your ideas on how to support women and families with knowledge, security, and achieving goals and what it means today in the current economic climate.

In this economic climate, how can we ensure women of color, particularly survivors of violence, are not left behind? Come hear from experts and share your ideas at a national summit to foster much-needed dialogue amongst anti-violence, economic justice, and social justice advocates. Through a mix of plenary sessions, roundtables, and small working groups, we will:

  1. Lay out a groundwork on economic security and violence against women so attendees have a common foundation of knowledge to build a base for collaboration;
  2. Provide relevant information and resources;
  3. Provide a space for networking and enabling next steps in your own regions;
  4. Foster linkages among violence against women advocates and advocates working towards social and economic justice; and,
  5. Kick start conversations and a potential team to help lead development of national policy recommendations for building and strengthening a safety net for women of color.

 

This national summit will be limited to 55 attendees with 40 from OVW-supported programs and 15 economic and social justice advocates. OVW grantees will utilize OVW training and travel funds to attend; limited travel scholarships will be available only for non-OVW grantees.

If you would like more information on this summit or to be considered for the pool of attendees, please e-mail Purvi Shah, WOCN Economic Policy and Leadership Consultant, at purvishahwocn@gmail.com, or contact WOCN at (800) 537-2238 x 280.