NOW is the largest feminist advocacy group in the United States. Their goal is to bring women into full participation in society by sharing equal rights, responsibilities, and opportunities with men, while living free from discrimination.
The 2012 Conference will feature keynote speaker Eve Ensler, plus commentator Krystal Ball, Woman of Courage Honoree Sandra Fluke, Woman of Vision Honoree Heidi Hartmann, Ph.D., National Action Network Executive Director Tamika Mallory, and NOW Foundation Victoria J. Mastrobuono Women’s Health Award Honoree Dr. Vivian Pinn.
Eve Ensler is known for being the Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist who authored The Vagina Monologues. She is also the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls.
MSNBC contributor, political writer, activist, and former congressional candidate, Krystal Ball has appeared on The Ed Show, Good Morning America, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, To The Contrary, The O’Reilly Factor, and Hannity as a political commentator. She regularly speaks about women in politics and is active in combating media misogyny and was one of the first to call for a boycott of Rush Limbaugh’s advertisers after his smear attack on law student Sandra Fluke.
Sandra Fluke is completing her final semester at Georgetown University Law Center as a Public Interest Law Scholar. She advocates for gender equality in all sectors of society and recently testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on the need to provide access to contraception. Fluke holds a B.S. from Cornell University in Policy Analysis and Management, as well as Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Heidi Hartman is the president of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). The Washington-based institute is a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. She is also a research professor at The George Washington University.
Tamika Mallory is the national executive director of the National Action Network (NAN) which is one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations founded by preacher and activist Rev. Al Sharpton. She has also worked closely with the Obama administration on various civil rights issues.
Dr. Vivian Pinn made extraordinary contributions to women’s health and the field of women in science and medicine. She has dedicated two decades to ensuring that women’s health was a top priority at the National Institutes of Health as the first fulltime director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the NIH.
For the conference agenda, details on hotel facilities, costs, childcare and dining services, volunteering, and exhibition information, visit NOW.org/organization/conference/2012.
2012 National NOW Conference
June 29–July 1
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport • 1739 West Nursery Rd. • Linthicum Heights
Register at the door or online at NOW.org
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