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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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Conflicted About Unions

Ever since I returned from the Pennsylvania Progressive Summit, I have been contemplating the role of unions in our society. I am not in a union, and almost nobody I know personally is in one either, so my comments on this issue may turn out to be uninformed. I have also grown up in an […]

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PA Progressive Summit: Day 2

Today was the second and final day of the 2011 PA Progressive Summit.

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