Economic Security for Women: Wealth Building for Women of Color as A Strategy for Long-Term Economic Recovery

Monday, March 8, 2010 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Capitol Hill Visitor Center, Room 214 | Washington, DC
This International Women’s Day, please join us for a policy discussion on race, gender, immigration and economic security.
10:00 a.m. Panel: The Intersection of Race, Gender and Wealth: Why Disparities Matter
Moderator: Heidi Hartmann, President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Keynote: Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College for Women
Panelists: Sherry Salway Black, Director of the Tribal Partnership Initiative, National Congress of American Indians
Janis Bowdler, Deputy Director, Wealth Building Policy Project, National Council of La Raza
Shyama Venkateswar, Director of Research and Programs, National Council for Research on Women
Noon: Luncheon
Speakers: U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke (NY 11th District)
Invited: U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer (MD 5th District), event sponsor
Alexis Herman, former Secretary of Labor and Chief Executive Officer, New Ventures LLC
1:15 p.m. Panel: Lifting as We Climb: Women of Color, Economic Security and America’s Future
Moderator: Avis Jones-DeWeever, Director, Research, Public Policy and Information Center, National Council of Negro Women
Guest Speaker: U.S. Representative Gwen Moore (WI 4th District)
Presenter: Mariko Chang
Panelists: Sarah Echohawk Vermillion, Vice President, First Nations Development Institute
Melany Dela Cruz, Associate Director, Asian Pacific American Community Development Data Center, UCLA
3 p.m. Panel: First Generation Women Immigrants: Generating New Wealth, Generating a Global Economy
Moderator: Nicole Mason, Director, Women of Color Policy Network
Invited: U.S. Representative Nydia Velasquez (NY 12th District)
Panelists: Barbara Robles, Senior Community Affairs Research Liaison, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Beatriz Olvera Stotzer, CEO, New Economics for Women
Doua Thor, Executive Director, Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Hosted by
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, the National Council of Negro Women, the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU, and the National Council for Research on Women.
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Listen to: Ending Poverty, Not Welfare: A Grassroots Congressional Briefing on TANF Reauthorization

The audio recording of this briefing on TANF reauthorization is now available. To access the audio file, click here to be directed to the website of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
This Briefing was Hosted by Women for Economic Justice (WEJ), a national network of grassroots, low-income women-led organizations working to end poverty under TANF reauthorization and to achieve economic justice for low-income women, their families, and communities:
Community Voices Heard (NY)
Georgia Citizens’ Coalition on Hunger
LIFETIME: Low-Income Families’ Empowerment through Education (CA)
9to5 National Association for Working Women (WI/CA/CO)
Ohio Empowerment Coalition / Contact Center
POWER: Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights (WA)
WEEL: Working for Equality and Economic Liberation (MT)
Sponsors included:
The Honorable Jim McDermott (D-WA)
The Honorable Barbara Lee (D-CA)
The Honorable Pete Stark (D-CA)
The Honorable Gwen Moore (D-WI)
The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
American Association of University Women
Applied Research Center
Center for Community Change
Center for Law and Social Policy
Coalition on Human Needs
Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Legal Momentum
National Council for Negro Women