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Women Money Power Summit Recap

I spent Friday and Saturday in Washington, DC at the Women Money Power Summit hosted by the Feminist Majority and YWCA USA. There were actually two conferences I considered attending this weekend, the other being the Civil Leadership & Public Policy (CLPP) 30th anniversary conference in Amherst, MA. I chose the Women Money Power Summit for two reasons. First, I decided it would be easier to get to and around DC than Amherst, especially since I don’t drive. Secondly, I made a guess that Women Money Power might be more action-oriented, where CLPP might be more theoretical. Did I make the right decision? There is no way for me to know that. There certainly have been some amazing tweets coming out of the CLPP conference. That said, I had a wonderful time in DC at the summit. The agenda was fairly inclusive and broad-based, the attendees ranged widely in age and race (but not gender — I saw virtually no male attendees). As I anticipated, the conference definitely had an actualizing air to it. Many workshops were focused on how what could be done immediately and in the near future on many of the issues that were discussed. I will recap below the sessions I attended and what I learned each day.

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Inter-Movement Communication

Missed opportunities to cross-promote #wearewi and #walk4choice events.

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Walk For Choice

Recap of the Philadelphia Walk for Choice

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Reaction to MTV’s No Easy Decisions

Last week, MTV showed an abortion special called No Easy Decisions, hosted by Dr. Drew. The show aired at 11:30pm on December 29th. The piece covered three young women and their experiences choosing abortion. You can watch the entire video here. To read a recap of the special, see Jezebel’s write-up.

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