We Persist: Reach Out America’s Women’s Conference At UU Congregation April 29

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The women’s group at UU Congregation at Shelter Rock at the Women’s March On Washington in January.

At 10 a.m., on Saturday, April 29, in Veatch House at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation campus, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset, Reach Out America will hold a full day forum about women. With a stellar list of speakers and a far-reaching agenda, the event hopes to entertain a wide range of views and attract a large and diverse audience.

WE PERSIST: REACH OUT AMERICA’S CONFERENCE ON WOMEN

10:00 Registration. Coffee.

10:30 Opening Remarks.

11:00 Women and politics. Women took part in and even led political movements since the birth of our republic but proportional representation eludes us. How can we get ourselves elected? Liz Abzug, activist/producer/politician, Marie Wilson, feminist/author/advocate. Moderator: Patty Katz

12:00 Women and health. From choice to research to coverage, healthcare is a flashpoint of contentious debate. How can we control the policies that determine our collective well-being? Roni Rabin, New York Times columnist, Dr. Margaret Flowers, single payer activist. Moderator: Sandie Salat

1:00 Lunch. With music by the Long Island Pride Chorus.

2:00 Women and peace. Can we wage peace and protect vulnerable women and girls in an era of uncertainty and unrest? Cora Weiss, venerable activist, writer, policy maker, Nobel Prize nominee. Moderator: Shirley Romaine

3:00 Women and religion. Where do we stand and where should we be headed in a culturally complex world? Shaireen Rasheed, LIU Professor of Philosophical Foundations and Multiculturalism, Natalie Fenimore, UU Minister. Moderator: Sybil Bank

4:00 Closing Remarks. Conference ends.

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