The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass Boston will host the New England Women’s Policy Conference, “Building an Intersectional, Inclusive and Equitable Future,” on Dec. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., virtual or in-person at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute.

The New England Women’s Policy Initiative is a nonpartisan effort to advance the economic security, health and well-being of women and their families. It is spearheaded by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and co-convened by regional partners including Women’s Commissions, Women’s Funds, and nonprofit organizations serving women, particularly women of color, in the six New England states.

The hybrid event seeks to use an intersectional lens, taking into account inequities related to race, gender, ethnicity, class, immigrant status and other social identities, to address the economic security, health and well-being of women, their families, and their communities.

This year’s New England Women’s Policy Conference is intended to be an engaging collaboration to take political and social action to create opportunities that can transform inequitable systems in New England and beyond. Topics this year will include climate and reproductive justice, economic security/crisis, the long-term effects of COVID-19, gun violence, and early care and education.

In partnership with IGNITE and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, there will be a special track for young people (ages 14-22) relating to political leadership and advocacy.

More information and registration are available on the UMass Boston website.

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