The Time is Now: Gender Justice, Antiracism, and Systemic Change | 4th Biennial New England Women’s Policy Conference
The Vermont Commission on Women invites you to join us at this year’s New England Women’s Policy Conference, The Time is Now: Gender Justice, Antiracism, and Systemic Change, held virtually the mornings of December 2-4.
This is the 4th biennial conference organized by the New England Women’s Policy Initiative, and hosted by UMass Boston’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, the Vermont Commission on Women, and women’s commissions, women’s funds, and other partners throughout New England.
Conference participants will utilize an intersectional lens, taking into account inequities related to race, gender, ethnicity, class, immigrant status, and other social identities to address the economic security, health, and wellbeing of women, their families, and their communities.
Workshop themes include Low-Wage and Essential Workers; Health and Healthcare; Policing Women of Color and LGBTQ Communities; and Childcare and Education. Vermont will be well represented among presenters, including activist Noel Riby-Williams of Montpelier, Kiah Morris of Rights and Democracy, VT Senator-elect Kesha Ram, and Aly Richards of Let’s Grow Kids. The conference offers a great opportunity for young people interested in exploring public policy, as a separate IGNITE program track features the sessions “Amplifying Young Women’s Voices” and “Young and Running”, with the goal of building a pipeline of next-generation leaders poised to flex their political power.
The conference keynote speaker is Representative Ayanna Pressley, the first Black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts (and previously to the Boston City Council).
Join us in this engaging collaboration to imagine together how we can transform systems in New England and beyond:
4th Biennial New England Women’s Policy Conference, The Time is Now: Gender Justice, Antiracism, and Systemic Change
Wednesday, December 2 from 9 a.m. – noon
Thursday, December 3 from 9 a.m. – noon
Friday, December 4 from 9 a.m. – noon