How Far Yet to Go? The State of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today

March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm

This event is FREE; lunch is included.

Join the ACLU of Georgia and women across Atlanta as we celebrate Women's History Month with education, networking, and action. Be there for the release of a new report, How Far Yet to Go? The State of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today and hear from local advocates, researchers, and organizers on the opportunities women have in 2020 to advance a pro-woman agenda.

Women in Georgia have long been active in advocating for social and political change. Despite these efforts and important accomplishments, the economic and political status of women – especially for women of color and low-income women – rank significantly behind other states. In 2018, we saw a record number of women vote and be elected into office. Yet soon after, we witnessed the Georgia state legislature launch one of the most egregious attacks on women’s health care.

Now, in 2020, we have an unprecedented opportunity to change the political landscape and exert the kind of leadership that is needed to ensure our rights are protected and expanded.

Join us for this free lunchtime event. Network and recommit to the critical work ahead this election year. RSVP here to reserve your spot.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr. Deirdre Oakley and Ifeanyi Ukpabi, Georgia State University on their new report, How Far Yet to Go Now? The State of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today.
  • Dr. Pearl Dowe, Emory University, whose recent research focuses on African American women's political involvement and leadership.
  • Dr. Subasri Narasimhan and Dr. Dabney Evans, Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast, on their recent analysis of the messaging tactics used to pass HB 481, Georgia's abortion ban.
  • Amber Mack, Research & Policy Analyst with Healthy Babies, Healthy Mothers, on current legislative opportunities to support women in Georgia.
  • Randi Gregory, Georgia State Director with Care in Action, on advancing a Care Agenda in the 2020 elections.

And more!

Sponsoring organizations: 9to5; ARC Southeast; Atlanta Alumnae Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Care in Action; Feminist Women’s Health Center; Morehouse School of Medicine; NARAL ProChoice Georgia; National Council of Jewish Women (Atlanta section); Sigma Epsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; Sister Love; The Temple; Volunteer Lawyers’s Association; YWCA of Greater Atlanta.

Join our list of sponsors! Your organization will be listed in the materials and receive space for tabling. It is no cost to sponsor. Email ladler@acluga.org

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