What Women Want Now: The New Hampshire Women's Caucus
Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM (EST)
A day of learning, inspiration and action
What Women Want Now: The New Hampshire Women’s Caucus is a forum for identifying and discussing the issues most critical to women in the state, nation and world, and for equipping participants with effective strategies and resources to take immediate action to improve the status of women and families.To learn more about the program and schedule of events,please visit:
New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary and the 2012 state and national elections are just around the corner, and this time around the most critical issues for women must be part of the political dialogue. Join expert speakers and activists from around the state and region and make your voice heard at “What Women Want Now: The New Hampshire Women’s Caucus.”
The "Tools for Change" afternoon session will offer an instructive and interactive panel of speakers each of whom will address and highlight ways to create awareness, build community and inspire collective action. The use of traditional and social media, collaboration with community-based and non-profit organizations, and participation in legislative processes and governmental and political organizations will be covered.
Sheryl WuDunn, author and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, will address global women's issues
Keynote speaker Sheryl WuDunn will draw from the book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, in which she and her husband Nicholas Kristof maintain that slavery, sex-trafficking and abuse of women are the greatest moral outrages of the century. They promote the view that “the best way to fight poverty and extremism is to educate and empower women and girls.”
Following her presentation, Ms. WuDunn will be available to sign copies of her book.
Reserved tickets for Sheryl WuDunn’s keynote address are included in the conference registration fee or may be purchased separately.
A book-signing and reception will follow the keynote address and discussion.
We are pleased to offer free, on-site childcare during our event, thanks to the generous support of Janet Bliss, Director of Windy Hill School at Colby-Sawyer College, who has offered the facility for our use.
The teachers and students who will be with your children during the day are qualified professionals who are available through the generosity of our sponsors.
There truly isn’t a better place for your children to spend the day!
All children MUST be pre-registered -- no same day registrations will be accepted.
We need your wisdom, energy and passion to bring about positive changes for women and families now.
Colby-Sawyer College, in New London, NH, has a storied history in the education of women, and will continue that tradition by hosting the first-ever gathering for and about women on November 12, 2011.
For more information on how this event was conceived and created, as well as the day's program schedule, please visit our website.
We hope you'll join us!
The NHWC Steering Committee