To Honor International Women's Day, Join the Conversation for Advancing Women’s Rights and Gender Equity in Eastern CT

What:              A Conversation with Diane Randall of the Friends Committee on National Legislation
When:             Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where:            Virtual Zoom Meeting
Contact:           Pam Mola, Communications Officer   |   pamela@cfect.org   |   860.442.3572
 
New London – To honor International Women’s Day, the Community Foundation’s Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy is hosting a conversation with guest speaker Diane Randall, General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) on March 9, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
 
Diane is a strong proponent for civic engagement to advance policies and practices and create an equitable and just society for all. At this moment in our history when many Americans express grave concerns for the future of democracy, Diane will help connect the dots between our actions at the local, national and international levels and the importance of women’s leadership in building our democratic institutions. Diane is no stranger to Connecticut – she was the Executive Director of Partnership for Strong Communities in Connecticut before joining FCNL.
 
"Given the leadership of the Quakers on the abolition of slavery and promoting women’s suffrage in this country, and the FCNL’s advocacy for legislation that advances our rights, we are thrilled to have Diane join us for this important conversation," stated Maryam Elahi, Community Foundation President and CEO.
 
Read more about Diane Randall here.
 
As the Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy shapes its role in bringing awareness and advocacy to issues that impact the well-being of all people in Eastern Connecticut, we want to bring more voices and perspectives to the table.
 
If you are able to attend, REGISTER HERE or contact Pam Mola at pamela@cfect.org or call 860.442.3572.
 

 
 
About the Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy and the Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Eastern CT:
 
 
 
In 2017, the Community Foundation's four Women & Girls Funds commissioned a Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Eastern Connecticut. It revealed some bright spots but shined a light on many barriers and inequities that persist for women and girls, especially for women and girls of color. 
 
In addition to grantmaking and community leadership, we knew we had to focus on advocacy and awareness building to achieve real change. To that end, the Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy was established in 2018. The Community Foundation is committed to responding to the needs and opportunities presented in the report and to championing equity for all.
 
Links for reference:
Report on the Status of Women and Girls in Eastern CT
Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy
Learn more about our Women & Girls Funds

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