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01/26/21: Advancing Women’s Rights and Gender Equity in Eastern CT

This event is the first in a series of conversations brought to you by the Community Foundation’s Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy.

A Conversation with two Feminist Legislators

Tuesday, January 26 (via Zoom)
4:00 - 5:00 pm

What priorities are percolating in the CT State Legislature session to move women’s rights and gender equity to the forefront? 

Be part of an an engaging virtual discussion with two Connecticut legislators: State Senator Cathy Osten and State Representative (and former Director of CWEALF) Kate Farrar. 

As the Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy shapes its role in bringing awareness and advocacy to issues that impact the well-being of all people in Eastern Connecticut, we want to bring more voices and perspectives to the table, including yours.

Register is now closed but if you'd like to join the conversation, email Pam Mola at for the Zoom link prior to 3pm today.

In 2017, the Community Foundation's four Women & Girls Funds commissioned a Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Eastern Connecticut. It revealed some bright spots but shined a light on many barriers and inequities that persist for women and girls, especially for women and girls of color.  

In addition to grantmaking and community leadership, we knew we had to focus on advocacy and awareness building to achieve real change. To that end, the Women & Girls Funds Task Force on Public Policy was established in 2018. The Community Foundation is committed to responding to the needs and opportunities presented in the report and to championing equity for all.

Report on the Status of Women & Girls in Eastern CT

Women & Girls Fund Public Policy Task Force

Learn more about our Women & Girls Funds


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