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2011 - The Economic Crisis

2011 Women and Girls in Georgia Conference
Zell B. Miller Learning Center
Saturday, October 8, 2011


Saturday, October 8, 2011
Check-In & Coffee

Morning Concurrent Sessions (A)

A1. Challenges to Access: Health and Human Services

Reproductive Justice in the Economic Downturn
Elizabeth Barnard, April Greene, Natania Joiner & Kelly Wegel, Georgia Reproductive Justice Access Network (GRJAN)

Weeding men out: Welfare recipient's views of TANF policies and men
Laurel P. Richmond, University of Georgia

Women of Bethel
Linda Davis & Ovita Thornton, Ladies of Bethel & Venzella Stowers, Georgia Clients Council

Session Chair: Kelly Happe, University of Georgia


A2. PANEL: Childcare as an Issue of Economic Justice

Lisa Bledsoe, Quality Care for Children
Janet Frick, University of Georgia
Amariah Love, Kelli's Childcare Collective of Atlanta
Susan Mattern Parkes, University of Georgia
Brooke Schueneman, University of Georgia

Moderated by: Pamela Voekel, University of Georgia


A3. PANEL: Critical Georgia Policy Issues and What We Can Do About Them

Alan Essig, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
Senator Nan Orrock, Georgia General Assembly, Women Legislators' Lobby
Deborah Scott, Georgia Stand Up
Cindy Zeldin, Georgians for a Healthy Future

Session Chair: Taylor Houston, University of Georgia


A4. WORKSHOP: Enhancing Your Skills During Economic Uncertainty

Lead by:
Stephanie Laster, SisterLove
Mamiya Langham, SisterLove

Session Chair: Elizabeth Whittenburg Ozment, University of Georgia


Keynote: Kim Bobo
Executive Director and founder of Interfaith Worker Justice,
Chicago, Illinois

"Thou Shalt Not Steal: Worker Justice in 2011"

Welcome by: Juanita Johnson-Bailey, University of Georgia
Introduction by: Bethany Moreton, University of Georgia



ROUNDTABLE (plenary): Mobilizing for Economic Justice

Kim Bobo joins local activists to discuss how the economic crisis directly affects the state of Georgia.

Clothilda Barnette, Economic Justice Coalition
Jane Doe, Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance
Sarah Jackson, UGA Campus Kitchen
Julie Knowlton, former Director of Interfaith Hospitality Network
Linda Lloyd, Economic Justice Coalition
Penny Mills, Bread for Life
Joan Prittie, Project Safe
Ovita Thornton, Economic Justice Coalition

Session Chair: Wanda Wilcox, University of Georgia

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (B)

B1. WORKSHOP: We Count!: Voter Empowerment to Impact Budgets

Lead by:
Bobbie Paul, Georgia WAND

Senator Nan Orrock, Georgia General Assembly, Women Legislators' Lobby
Kim Karris, HelpAge USA
Carolyn Monden, Georgia WAND

Session Chair: Elizabeth Barnard, University of Georgia


B2. Hope for Georgia: Education and Economic Justice

Youthanazia II: What's Wrong with Girls Studies?
Jolene England, Alejondro Venegas-Steele, Sam Affholter, & Susan Talburt, Georgia State University

Education, Women and Economic Justice: A Facilitated Dialogue inspired by Jeannette Rankin
Heather Cummings, April Greene, Sue Lawrence & LaTrena Stokes, Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund

"WE ARE NOT THE CRISIS": Women, Immigration, and the Student Fight-Back Against Austerity in Georgia
Keish Kim, Allie McCullen & Gina Perez, Georgia Students for Public Higher Education (GSPHE)

Session Chair: Cecilia Herles, University of Georgia


B3. Markets and Their Discontents

Women's Constructions of Cooperatives and Deep Democracy
Carolyn Medine, University of Georgia

The U.S. Sex Market: How Demand Reduces Visibility and Research
Camille Gregory, University of Georgia

The Basic Need for Nonparental Childcare as a Function of Political Economy: A Georgia Case Study
Chris Cuomo, University of Georgia

Session Chair: Jamie Palmer, University of Georgia


B4. WORKSHOP: Justice on the Job

Lead by:
Charmaine Davis & Vanessa Faraj, 9to5
Tina Pippin & DeAnna Tipton, Agnes Scott College

Session Chair: Brooke Schueneman, University of Georgia

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