Friday, June 06, 2008

NCRW Friday Morning Plenary (Post 9)

Final Thoughts

Joan Entmacher: Entmacher ends on the importance of early childhood education, and her concern for older women and he available social programs for the aging, as raised by audience members.

Gina Wood: Wood draws a connection between “sickness and wealth” and shares her organization as a resource for getting more information on the issues discussed in the plenary today.

Kate Kahan: Kahan expresses the fact that our system is not prepared for increased life expectancy levels and our need to pay attention to this neglected policy area.

Sandy Morgen: Morgen ends by pointing out how aging is really an area where we can see the intersectionality of gender, race, class, ability, age, etc. She notes is a great place to do “both-and” work.

What a great and informative session on the need to do intersectional work and to powerfully frame the issues that are important to us!

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