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July 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required:


Democracy in Dialogue Project presents an Albany Town Hall

What arguments have been advanced to keep women disadvantaged in the workplace? How have these arguments been overcome? What are the unique challenges women of color face in the workplace? What is the biggest obstacle for gender inequality in the workplace today? These and other questions will be address in this this two-part event. After a brief history of gender inequality in the workplace, panelists will discuss the systemic challenges women face today.

Before and after the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about professional development opportunities and resources. Organizations from the Capital Region will share their resources and information on workshops, scholarships, networking events, and more.

The panel:

Barbara Smith is an author, activist, and independent scholar who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. She was among the first to define an African American women’s literary tradition and to build Black women’s studies and Black feminism in the United States.

Allison Dunne is the host of WAMC’s 51%, a program that focuses on the viewpoints of women.

Carmen Duncan is the CEO and founder of Mission Accomplished Transition Services, a nonprofit that helps youth prepare for the workforce.

Karyn Loscocco is a Professor of Sociology at University at Albany SUNY.


The Democracy in Dialogue Project has been made possible in part by a major grant

from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Follow the conversation on Twitter using #NYDialogues.


July 26, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Linda
339 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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