Domestic and Workplace Violence

Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice

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10/10/2011 - 10/11/2011

October 10th and 11th 2011, NYU Kimmel Center

For the first time in Sakhi for South Asian Women's 20-plus years, we will be hosting a game-changing conference for social justice leaders.

More than "anti-violence", we are coming together to talk about what we are for: social justice in all of our communities.

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Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice will provide the opportunity to explore and mobilize around the intersections between domestic violence, immigration, economic justice, health and other related movements for social justice between current frameworks, and toward building a movement rooted in our community values.

Expert Profile

Location: 
United States
45° 31' 7.7808" N, 122° 40' 32.4516" W

 A firm believer in the power and potential of all girls and young women, Jeannette Pai-Espinosa assumed leadership of The National Crittenton Foundation in January of 2007. Jeannette brings to the 129-year-old institution more than 30 years of experience in strategic communication, advocacy, education, intercultural communication, public policy, strategic communication, program development, public will building, community engagement and direct service delivery. Today she leads The Foundation in providing capacity building, strategic partnership development, national advocacy and communication support to the 26 members of the Crittenton family of agencies providing services in 31 states and the District of Columbia.

Location

Portland, OR 97204
United States
45° 31' 7.7808" N, 122° 40' 32.4516" W

Women's Employment During the Recovery

In 2010, women represented 46.7 percent of the United States labor force, a slightly larger share than at the start of the recession in 2007. Overall 71.9 million women were employed or looking for work, representing 58.6 percent of all women aged 16 and over. 

As the overall workforce has become more diverse, so have working women. Among women in the labor force, 13.1 percent are black, 4.7 percent are Asian and 12.8 percent are of Hispanic ethnicity. Along all racial groups, men are more likely to be employed than are women, however black women are almost as likely as black men to be employed — a fact that reflects the lower likelihood of black men working compared to other men. The gender gap is widest among Hispanics — as Hispanic men are more likely than other men to be employed, while Hispanic women are less likely than other women to be employed.

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http://www.dol.gov/_sec/media/reports/femalelaborforce/
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