Published: Jan 20 2017 12:00AM
The Montgomery County Commission for Women invites you to the 2017 Women's Legislative Briefing on Sunday, January 29 at The Universities at Shady Grove, Building II, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville.
The briefing informs Marylanders about legislative proposals before local, state, and national legislative bodies that address issues of specific concern to women. The plenary and breakout sessions will focus on the theme: <i>New Visions, New Voices, Building our Future Together</i>.
The event begins at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m. with a networking reception. Breakout sessions include:
<i>Safety and Justice for Women</i>: The discussion will focus on legislation being introduced in Maryland pertaining to domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault.
<i>Law Enforcement and Our Community</i>: What role can we play to ensure communities work well with law enforcement agencies?
<i>Economic Justice and Opportunity</i>: Panelists will engage in a discussion about equal pay for equal work, fair scheduling, family leave, safe and sick leave, and other topics pertaining to the economy.
<i>Health Care Justice and Equality</i>: The healthcare landscape has been changing, and continues to change. Participants will learn more about laws and policies related to healthcare.
<i>Life Re-imagined: The Age of Possibilities--What Bills and Policies are Being Introduced That Impact Aging Women?</i> Topics covered include: healthcare, care giving, and retirement, among others.
<i>Unique Populations and Emerging Issues</i>: Participants will learn about legislation & policy that impact specific populations within our communities. The focus will be on veterans, Muslim women, and unaccompanied minors.
<i>Challenges and Triumphs of Women in Non-Traditional Fields</i> If you can SEE it, you can BE it. Speakers will include women who are employed in traditionally male dominated fields.
<i>The Nuts and Bolts of Creating Change in Your Community</i>: This panel provides participants with the ins and outs of how to be a catalyst for change.
Tickets and sponsorships are still available! To pre-register, visit http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cfw/WLB.html
For more information, call 240-777-8302 or contact Dr. Debra Bright, Co-Chair, 2017 Women's Legislative Briefing at Debra.Bright@montgomerycollege.edu.