When:
Friday, Sep 11, 2020 3:00p -
6:00p

Where:
Online
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

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Admission:
$Free – $25

Categories:
Virtual & Streaming

Event website:
https://www.mywomensfund.org/event/peace-power-prosperity

Please join the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts and Berkshire Community College as we celebrate 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. This event became the impetus for the founding of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM).

On Friday, September 11th we invite you to join this virtual event featuring a conversation with Silke Staab, Research Specialist at UN Women, Dr. Valerie M. Hudson, Author, Professor, and expert on national security policy and gender, and Dr. Kathleen Szegda, Director of Community Research and Evaluation at the Public Health Institute of Western MA. These prominent experts will speak to the progress toward peace, power, and prosperity for women, girls, and thus for communities.

The afternoon will begin with an address from Women’s Fund CEO, Donna Haghighat with an introduction to our global experts to follow. Like the women who attended the Beijing conference, we will then turn our perspectives from global to local to discuss the status of women and girls in Western Massachusetts before ending the event with a live Q&A.

*For digital access to this event, visit: https://www.mywomensfund.org/event/peace-power-prosperity

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Meet the Global Experts:
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Silke Staab worked at UNRISD as a Research Analyst on the Political and Social Economy of Care Project between June 2008 and May 2010. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Cologne in 2005, and specialized in the area of gender and migration during a Fulbright-funded year of graduate studies in California. Her interest in the care economy stems from her research on migration and domestic service, which involved field work on Peruvian migrant women in Chile in 2002. Prior to UNRISD, Silke spent two years in Santiago de Chile working for the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), where she engaged in the analysis and evaluation of social development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Besides social policy, gender and care, her research interests included migration and the politics of public policy.
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Valerie M. Hudson is a University Distinguished Professor and holds the George H.W. Bush Chair in the Department of International Affairs at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, where she directs the Program on Women, Peace, and Security. Hudson is one of the Principal Investigators of The WomanStats Project (http://womanstats.org), which includes the largest compilation of data on the status of women in the world today. She is the co-author of Bare Branches: The Security Implication of Asia’s Surplus Male Population, Sex and World Peace, The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy, and The First Political Order: How Sex Shapes Governance and National Security Worldwide.
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Kathleen Szegda, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S. is the Director of Community Research and Evaluation. Dr. Szegda has over 20 years of public health/research experience working at the national, state, and local levels at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Emory University, Baystate Children’s Hospital, and the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Szegda holds a Ph.D. in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Massachusetts, an M.P.H. from Emory University, and an M.S. in Counseling from Georgia State University. Her research interests are maternal and child health, mental health, and health disparities. Dr. Szegda is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UMass Medical School-Baystate, a fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science at UMass Medical School-Baystate, and an adjunct faculty in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she teaches a health impact assessment class.
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*For digital access to this event, visit: https://www.mywomensfund.org/event/peace-power-prosperity

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