Event Title

BREAK OUT SESSION - Women in Poverty: Living in Maine

Start Date

11-7-2014 2:50 PM

End Date

11-7-2014 3:50 PM

Description

Maine is the poorest, hungriest and oldest state in New England. Join us for a discussion about women's experience of poverty with an emphasis on rural poverty. The discussion will be framed by an anti-poverty policy expert who works tirelessly to advocate for systemic solutions to poverty through legislation and litigation Speakers will include: an expert anti-poverty organizer who works to increase access to everything from education and employment to car seats in rural Maine; a Somali refuge who has organized other Somali women to get the resources they need; and a woman who was trafficked as a young girl in Boston, experienced homelessness as a mother in Maine, and continues to empower women experiencing homelessness, hunger, chronic poverty and sex trafficking to fully participate in solutions to such problems.

Moderator:

Holly Stover, Maine Commission on the Status of Women

Panelists:

dee Clarke, Consultant and Mentor, Homeless Voices for Justice and Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Fatuma Hussein, United Somali Women of Maine

Eliza Townsend, Executive Director, Maine Women’s Policy Center

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Organized by Maine’s Permanent Commission on Status of Women.

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Nov 7th, 2:50 PM Nov 7th, 3:50 PM

BREAK OUT SESSION - Women in Poverty: Living in Maine

Maine is the poorest, hungriest and oldest state in New England. Join us for a discussion about women's experience of poverty with an emphasis on rural poverty. The discussion will be framed by an anti-poverty policy expert who works tirelessly to advocate for systemic solutions to poverty through legislation and litigation Speakers will include: an expert anti-poverty organizer who works to increase access to everything from education and employment to car seats in rural Maine; a Somali refuge who has organized other Somali women to get the resources they need; and a woman who was trafficked as a young girl in Boston, experienced homelessness as a mother in Maine, and continues to empower women experiencing homelessness, hunger, chronic poverty and sex trafficking to fully participate in solutions to such problems.

Moderator:

Holly Stover, Maine Commission on the Status of Women

Panelists:

dee Clarke, Consultant and Mentor, Homeless Voices for Justice and Preble Street Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Fatuma Hussein, United Somali Women of Maine

Eliza Townsend, Executive Director, Maine Women’s Policy Center