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2008 Vancouver Women’s Economic Security Summit

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If you happen to be in Vancouver early this November, Antigone Magazine is hosting The 2008 Vancouver Women’s Economic Security Summit.  It’s not an exclusively academic conference, and I gather they’re looking for people to help with planning and organizing sessions. I can’t find any internet presence for the summit, but here is part of the email I received:

We are currently looking for expressions of interest for participation from women’s organizations or groups that deal with issues relating to women’s economic security. Please let us know by June 5th if your group might be interested in attending or having a delegation at the meeting or if you would like a representative from your organization to be part of our planning committee. The planning committee will be having its first meeting in mid-July. Upon your expression of interest, please let us know what themes your organization would like to be considered during the summit.

And here are some suggested topics:

– women’s low-income housing
– human trafficking
– The wage gap
– Domestic violence
– Gender budgeting
– Single mothers
– Financial literacy for women

There’s no contact information on the email, but it is from Amanda Reaume, editor at
Antigone Magazine. If you know of any more specific contact info, please leave it in comments.

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Written by Allison

25 May 2008 at 4:44 pm

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  1. For my own curiousity’s sake, what’s the difference between women’s low-income housing and the regular kind?

    Mike Haddad

    26 May 2008 at 7:45 pm

  2. Well, you’d have to ask the conference organizers that, but one quick google turned up at least one project which literally only houses women. Perhaps women’s shelters and other places that house women escaping abuse would fall under the same category.


    26 May 2008 at 9:05 pm

  3. That makes sense. I meant to google it when I got home (I was in my stats lecture when I posted the comment) but it slipped my mind.


    Mike Haddad

    28 May 2008 at 11:53 am

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