This year Compass Center for Women and Families is hosting the biennial Women’s Agenda Assembly. This event offers women an exciting opportunity to come together to learn about and discuss pertinent policy issues affecting our community. The feedback is then provided to the North Carolina legislature by North Carolina Women United. This data represents the political policy interests of women in counties throughout our state, and provides legislators with knowledge enabling them to address the issues that are most important to the women of North Carolina. This year we are focusing on: Civic Participation and Equality, Economic Self-Sufficiency, Affordable Childcare, Violence Against Women, and Access to Mental Health Services.
Our featured speakers are:
Rachel Seidman, Associate Director of Southern Oral History Program, UNC
Bernetta Thigpen, Northwest Region Director, N.C. Council for Women
Linda Hindman, Program Manager of Smart Start and NC Pre-K
Beth Posner, Legal Aid of North Carolina Attorney specializing in Domestic Violence
Lisa Hamill, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Orange County President
The Assembly is scheduled for November 17th, 2012 from 12-3pm at the Carrboro Century Center, located at 100 N. Greensboro Street, Carrboro, NC 27510. Childcare will be provided, however we ask that you RSVP if you are bringing children. There will also be interpretation provided for Spanish-speakers. For more information, please email Lisi at email@example.com.