Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Registration & Breakfast 8:00 AM
Summit 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine
Students & Seniors: $20
If the cost is an issue for you, please contact Kathy at 207.622.0851 x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not want cost to be a barrier to participation.
For our third Maine Women’s Summit on Economic Security, we are excited to welcome Alicia Garza as our Keynote Speaker. Alicia Garza is one of the co-creators of #BlackLivesMatter—a movement working for the validity of Black life and to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people. She is also the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States.
Our featured afternoon speaker is Loretta Ross, who was one of the creators of the term “Reproductive Justice” and was a co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. Her 40 years of human and women’s rights activism has focused on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this affects social change and service delivery in all movements. She is an expert on women’s issues, hate groups, racism and intolerance, human rights, and violence against women.
You’ll also hear from other energizing speakers and participate in workshops focused on creating a better world. Whether you want to take a deep dive into a policy area, build your advocacy skills, learn organizing techniques, or share personal experiences with other activists, there will be many opportunities throughout the day to determine your next steps as an activist.
Financial Empowerment as a Tool Against Intimate Partner Violence
Social Justice and Philanthropy
Investing in Our Future
State of Working Maine – How Maine workers are faring in the aftermath of the Great Recession
Telling YOUR Story
Yes on 2
A Crash Course in Trans Feminism
Paid Sick Days: Writing Policy with, not for the Community
We Belong Here: Racial Justice and Equity in Education
Sustaining Our Activism – Sharing Our Strategies and Struggles
Courts Matter to Maine
Health Care is a Human Right
Perspectives from Maine’s Immigrant Communities
Human Rights at the Core
Sneak Peek at Zero Weeks: America’s Family Leave Crisis and the Cost of Doing Nothing
Purchase your ticket today at bit.ly/17mewomensummit.
8:00 AM: Registration/Breakfast
9:00 AM: Welcome
9:15 AM: Keynote Speech from Alicia Garza
10:30 AM: Breakout Sessions
11:30 AM: Lunch
12:20 PM: Featured Speaker: Loretta Ross
1:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
2:30 PM: Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM: Perspectives from Maine
4:15 PM: Closing Call to Action
4:30 PM: Summit Ends
This event is inclusive of people who are transgender or gender nonconforming, those who are breastfeeding or need to pump, and anyone who needs an ADA compliant space. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy at 207.622.0851 x3.