Day Three: From Policy to Political Action

Topic Areas: Special Events

May 16, 2014 - 9:00am - 1:00pm
Rackham, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070


This 3-day interdisciplinary, multi-sector conference will focus on identifying and combating barriers that women living in poverty face as they seek economic security and mobility. National researchers and practitioners will join U-M faculty, bringing multiple perspectives to this complex concern with policy recommendations as the expected outcome. Women & Economic Security is a joint conference presented by the Center for the Education of Women (CEW), University of Michigan, and Re:Gender (formerly the National Council for Research on Women).

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Conference Agenda | Day One with Keynote Sheryl WuDunn

Day Two Breakout Sessions | Day Three Action Agenda

Conference Registration | Speakers | Sponsors

Area Information | General Conference Information



Day Three, Friday, May 16 - From Policy to Political Action

Continental Breakfast (8am-9am) Assembly Hall, 4th Floor
Welcome (9:00-9:10am) - Rackham Amphitheatre, 4th Floor
Susan Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and Professor of Economics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan
From Policy Planning to Political Action (9:10-10:45am) Amphitheatre, 4th Floor
A review of the recommendations from the breakout sessions will be followed by a conversation with elected and appointed politicians on how to move the conversation from developing to implementing policy initiatives.

I. Synthesis of Thursday's Breakout Sessions
Sandra Danziger, Professor, School of Social Work,and Research Professor, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, and Peggy Kahn, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan-Flint

II. Working the Politics: Moving From Thinking to Action
Moderator: Gilda Jacobs, President and CEO, Michigan League for Public Policy
Panelists: Rebekah Warren, Senator, State of Michigan, Rep. Pam Faris, State of Michigan, Valerie Brader, Deputy Legal Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Rick Snyder, State of Michigan, Maura Corrigan, Director, Michigan Department of Human Services, and Judy Emmons, Senator, State of Michigan
"Enough's Enough of Poverty" (11:15am-12pm) Amphitheatre, 4th Floor
Cindy Estrada, Vice President, United Auto Workers
The closing session will focus on generating momentum to create policy change that has real-world impact on the lives of women looking for economic security and mobility.
Lunch (12pm-1pm) Assembly Hall, 4th Floor
Conference Adjourns (1:00pm)

The Twitter feeds for CEW and Re:Gender are: @CEWatUM and @Re_Gender

Use #WESconf as the conference hashtag for live tweeting! Additional hashtags appropriate for conference tweets include:      #makeendsmeet    #women    #poverty

Thank you!
This event is one of the Michigan Meetings, a series of annual interdisciplinary meetings on topics of national and international significance sponsored by the Rackham Graduate School. 
CEW thanks TIAA-CREF, our Premier Anniversary Sponsor for their generous support of all of our Anniversary events. We also thank our Event Contributing Sponsors, Morgan Stanley and Ford Motor Company Fund, andThe Ford Foundation for support of the Michigan Partners Project (MPP).