Media Advisory: Utah Women’s Policy Conference Sold Out Event – First Presentation of the 2018 Report on the Well-Being of Women in Utah

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Media Advisory: Utah Women’s Policy Conference Sold Out Event – First Presentation of the 2018 Report on the Well-Being of Women in Utah

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YWCA Utah will host the first-ever Utah Women’s Policy Conference. This conference is a unique opportunity to overcome divisiveness, develop shared understanding, and elevate the conversation around critical issues impacting our state. Leading experts on women’s policy issues, state legislators, policymakers, advocates for Utah women and girls, and community members wanting to get involved

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

August 21, 2018

Media Contact: Annie Studer astuder@ywcautah.org or 801-537-8610

 

Utah Women’s Policy Conference Sold Out Event

First Presentation of the 2018 Report on the Well-Being of Women in Utah

 

What:

YWCA Utah will host the first-ever Utah Women’s Policy Conference. This conference is a unique opportunity to overcome divisiveness, develop shared understanding, and elevate the conversation around critical issues impacting our state.

Who:

Leading experts on women’s policy issues, state legislators, policymakers, advocates for Utah women and girls, and community members wanting to get involved

When:

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 8 AM – 5 PM

Friday, August 24, 2018, 8 AM – 12 PM

Where:

Thomson S. Monson Center (411 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111)

Media Ops:

Thursday, August 23, 9-9:45 AM
Keynote Address: 2018 Report on the Well-Being of Women in Utah
Presented by Chandra Childers, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), Washington D.C.
A follow up to the YWCA’s 2014 report, also published in conjunction with IWPR, Dr. Childers will highlight the gains Utah women and girls have seen in the past four years, as well as areas where they continue to struggle or have lost ground.

Thursday, August 23, 12-1 PM
YWCA Public Official of the Year Awards Luncheon
Serving 10 years each in the Utah House of Representatives, Rebecca Chavez-Houck and Becky Edwards have been committed to strengthening the lives of Utah women and their families.

Friday, August 24, 8:45-9:45 AM
Legislative Panel: Progress & Opportunities for Advancing Utah Women & Girls
Dr. Teresa Garrett, Assistant Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing, YWCA Utah Public Policy Committee will moderate a panel featuring Jake Anderegg, State Senator; Becky Edwards, State Representative; Angela Romero, State Representative; and Ray Ward, State Representative

See the full event schedule at ywcautah.org/utah-womens-policy-conference.

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About YWCA Utah:

YWCA Utah is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

YWCA Utah advances the well-being of women in Utah through safety, opportunity, and advocacy. Since 1906 the YWCA has designed its work to encourage women’s aspirations, protect and promote their rights, and meet their changing needs. The YWCA’s enduring belief has been that better lives for all women lead to stronger families, communities, and societies. For more information, visit ywcautah.org.