As we’ve published and blogged about, women in California — especially low-income women — have been especially impacted by recent years’ state budget cuts and by the Great Recession and its aftermath. However, the right public investments and policies can play a critical role in helping women and girls thrive in school, career, and life.
On January 16, the Women’s Policy Summit at the Sacramento Convention Center — hosted by the California Center for Research on Women & Families (CCRWF) — will take a close look at how public policies can improve the health and well-being of women and girls in California and will discuss what state legislators and leading advocates see as the top priorities for the coming year.
The 2014 Women’s Policy Summit: Advancing Women’s Health, Wealth & Power will cover a wide range of topics, including: Women, Poverty & Economic Empowerment; Constructing a Vision for California’s Child Care and Early Education System; Women and Health Care Reform; Health Disparities & Gender; and many others. The summit also will feature a luncheon keynote address from social justice advocate and attorney Sandra Fluke on the future of reproductive rights in California.
CCRWF is hosting the summit with support from The California Endowment. The event is co-sponsored by the Legislative Women’s Caucus and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, as well as by the California Budget Project and other organizations.
— Steven Bliss