“ACLU of Georgia Luncheon”
How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Georgia 1970 and Today
On Thursday, June 18th, the ACLU of GA released of a new report, "How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today." We heard from the report’s authors, Dr. Deidre Oakley and Ifeanyi Ukpabi as well as from local advocates, researchers, and organizers on the opportunity that women have in 2020 to dramatically change the political landscape and advance a pro-woman agenda.
Below are 8 segments from the program.
Welcome and Opening, How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today
Andrea Young, Executive Director, ACLU of GA, welcomes participants to How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today. She explains that our goal is to initiate a statewide conversation about the status of women in Georgia and strategies for achieving this for all women in the state.
Presentation of Report, How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today.
Dr. Deirdre Oakley and Ifeanyi Ukpabi
Dr. Diedre Oakley, Professor of Sociology, Georgia State University, and Ifeanyi Ukpabi, graduate student, present the key findings of How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today. The report examines key social indicators of women’s equality and well-being -- health, education, income and employment, and political influence. Findings suggest that Georgia’s draconian abortion ban law is a symptom of an even larger problem: lawmakers have failed Georgia’s women by nearly every measure of women’s equality for five decades. The report can be found at acluga.org/women.
Dr. Subasri Narasimhan and Dr. Dabney Evans, Center for Reproductive Health Research in the Southeast
Dr. Subasri Narasimhan and Dr. Dabney Evans discuss their groundbreaking research on the arguments, tactics, and evidence used by supporters of Georgia's abortion ban.
Randi Gregory, Care in Action
Randi Gregory, Georgia State Director of Care in Action, an organization fighting for the dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the US, most of whom are women of color, discusses organization’s work to advance an inclusive care agenda.
Amber Mack, Research & Policy Analyst, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition
Amber Mack discusses the crisis in maternal health in GA, especially for Black women, and the current legislative proposals to address this.
Jennifer Owens, Senior Vice President of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Jennifer Owens, Senior Vice President of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, discusses the current economic reality of women in GA and targeted policy solutions to address these challenges, especially for women of color. Find out more from their 2019 report, Women-Powered Prosperity found here.
Closing and Call to Action, How Far Yet to Go? The Status of Women in Georgia 1970 and Today