Congressman Moran’s Final Women’s Issues Conference

Keynote Speaker:  Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress! 

Plus 6 interactive workshops on topics including economic equality for women, car care, international women’s issues, health care reform, interviewing skills and professional branding. This free conference will also feature health screenings and a free digital professional photo, so come dressed for success if you want a photo!

Saturday, September 13
8am-1pm
Washington-Lee High School
1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22201

This is a free event, and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Register here: http://moran.house.gov/about/events/womens-issues-conference

For more information contact Krysta Jones, Outreach Director, at Krysta.Jones@mail.house.gov or 703-971-4700.

SPEAKERS AND WORKSHOPS

Building Your Network and Your Professional Brand
· Dana Taylor-Intelligent Ethos, CEO
· Amanda Miller Littlejohn-Mopwater Social PR, Founder

Getting to Equality in the Workplace
· Stacye Montez-Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Executive Director
· Amanda Andere-Wider Opportunities for Women, CEO

Perfect Your Interviewing Skills in 50 minutes
· Sandy Smith- Arlington Employment Center, Transition Services Manager
· Liane H. Gould-Arlington County, Adult Services Division

Do You Understand the Affordable Care Act?
· Carlon Ocel- ENROLL Virginia, Health Care Navigator
· Jessica Killeen- ENROLL Virginia, Health Care Navigator
· Taylor Burke, JD-George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Assistant Professor of Health Law and Policy

Car Care
· Roy Krebs-Jack Taylor’s Alexandria Toyota, Shop Foreman

International Women’s Issues
· Laurna Strikwerda-Freedom House, Program Officer

Happy GoTopless Day!

   What is GoTopless.org?

A U.S.-based organization who claim that women have the same constitutional right that men have to go bare-chested in public.   “As long as men are allowed to be topless in public, women should have the same constitutional right. Or else, men should have to wear something to hide their chests.”

 

There is an annual National Go-Topless Day held intentionally on August 26th, or on the Sunday closest to Women’s Equality Day.   In our society, men and women are supposed to have equal rights.  But women are commonly arrested, fined and humiliated for daring to go topless in public, a freedom men have had for decades.  It is patriarchy that makes women’s bodies taboo and makes women’s bodies need to be covered and controlled.  In the US, if we want to be in a culture that is better for women, we need to get over the exposure of women’s body being only sexual instead of allowing her to exist freely.  You cannot counter the “sexualized woman” by simply covering her up.

 

Women are taught from an early age that our bodies and our breasts are more taboo than a man’s – that a man mowing the lawn bare-chested in the extreme summer heat is acceptable.  A woman performing the same action would be borderline scandalous.

 

To protest this unconstitutional discrimination, GoTopless.org holds National Go-Topless Day events in cities nationwide. Thousands of women will be baring their chests that day in the name of equal rights, and we hope you’ll be there too!

 

On August 26, 1920, following a 72-year struggle, the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote. And in 1970, as an ongoing reminder of women’s equality, Congress declared August 26 Women’s Equality Day. But even in the 21st century, women need to stand up and demand that equality in fact – not just in words.

 

This Women’s Equality Day, celebrate and love your body!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love & Revolution!

Paradise Kendra
Communications VP
Virginia NOW
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BeautifulWoman

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