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  • Forum Focuses on Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
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    Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

    Panelists talked about sexism and challenges women face in the workplace. Panelists included women bloggers, entrepreneurs, feminists, and journalists who talked about the paths women must…

  • Discussion on Women in Civil Rights Leadership
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    Women in Civil Rights Leadership

    Panelists talked about women in leadership roles in political movements for Civil Rights. They spoke about the similarities between historic struggles for Civil Rights and current problems…

  • Women in the Civil Rights Movement Part 2
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    Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Part 2

    Leaders of the civil rights movement discussed the contribution women have made to the movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. They focused on the current situation and…

  • Women in America Conference
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    Women in America Conference

    White House administration officials and women activists talked about a White House report on women in America at a forum hosted by the Center for American Progress.

  • Economic Security of Women
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    Economic Security of Women

    A panel discussion was held on the effect of the economic downturn on the employment and economic security of women. Policy options discussed included: women’s participation in…

  • Challenges Facing Black Women
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    Challenges Facing Black Women

    The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) convened their First Annual 2008 National Black Women’s Town Hall Meeting at their headquarters. After opening remarks by Dorothy Height, the…

  • Budget and Tax Policy
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    Budget and Tax Policy

    The National Council of Women’s Organizations held a forum on budget and tax policy and how fiscal policy affected women and families. Among the topics they addressed were the state of the…