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Women’s Health and Empowerment Symposium

February 24 @ 8:30 am - February 25 @ 12:30 pm
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The Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement, along with several other institutions and programs, will sponsor a symposium, “Women’s Health and Empowerment,” February 24-25. The symposium brings together scholars and advocates to address issues of environmental health and justice, reproductive justice, gender-based violence, and empowering girls and women to make change, with a focus on scholar/advocate/community partnerships. The symposium also foregrounds the work of women of color and includes both local and global projects.

February 24, 8:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.: Sessions include panel discussions, opportunities for networking opportunities for students to present research, and information tables with resources from campus and community organizations.

February 25, 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.: Interactive workshop on tools for policy making facilitated by Marj Plumb, director of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute. Participants will learn about the public policy process in California and how we can make our voices heard in the policy process. The workshop is open to all and will include advocates from community-based organizations.


This event is presented by Intercollegiate Feminist Center