The PCSW is constantly out in the community. On this page you’ll get a glimpse of some of the activities we’ve been involved in over the past few months. If you are interested in reading PCSW media mentions please visit our Newsroom.
October 22, 2010
- Spoke to UConn School of Social Work students on women’s rights
October 21 & 22
- Participated in Vision 2020 Conference in Philadelphia, PA
October 19, 2010
- Panelist, UNESCO Women’s Leadership & Human Rights conference, UConn
October 14 & 15
- Trained Affirmative Action Officers at the legislative office building. (Photo below: PCSW Policy & Legislative Director Natasha Pierre at the training.)
October 13, 2010
- Spoke at an event at Tunxis Community College in Bristol, CT.
October 6, 2010
- Keynote at the Susan L. Davis Business Women’s Luncheon in Bridgeport, CT.
October 5, 2010
- Attended CWEALF’s One Woman Makes a Difference Awards Dinner in Cromwell, CT.
September 25, 2010
- PCSW was honored at United Electrical Works 222 Annual Conference in Glastonbury, CT.
September 24, 2010
- Spoke at the AAUW conference Women Running for Office in New Haven, CT.
September 23, 2010
- Attended the Center for Women & Families in Bridgeport, CT.
September 20, 2010
- Participated on a panel at WOW’s Building Bridges Summit in Chicago, IL.
September 16, 2010
- Participated as a panelist at Constitution Day at UConn (Storrs campus) focusing on the 19th amendment.
Late August/ Early September 2010
- Met with various Connecticut legislators & city mayors to discuss ConnGAP.
September 7, 2010
- PCSW participated in a meeting to plan the upcoming Urban League Women’s Summit.
August 26, 2010: Women’s Equality Day
- Proclamation & Citation: To mark Women’s Equality Day, the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) obtained a gubernatorial proclamation honoring the legacy of Connecticut’s suffragists, and a citation from the General Assembly’s legislative leadership, which reads, in part: “The women of Connecticut have united to assure that rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally, regardless of sex, and have historically played a role in the national suffrage movement. The Permanent Commission on the Status of Women has worked for 37 years to build on the rights secured by the 19th Amendment and continues to increase the visibility of women’s contributions in Connecticut…” The citation was introduced by President Pro Tempore Donald Williams, Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan, House Majority Leader Denise Merrill, House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney and Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, as well as Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz. Read the citation here.
- Voter Registration Drive: Additionally, the PCSW’s Young Women’s Leadership Program (YWLP) held a voter registration drive at 5 different locations in the Greater Hartford area to encourage young women to register to vote. Out of all women, women ages 18-35 are the least likely to be registered. The drive was a smashing success and the YWLP registered almost 100 people to vote. See photos on our facebook page here.
- For news related to the day click here.
August 25, 2010
- PCSW met with Philip Austin, interim president of the University of Connecticut, and others in his administration to discuss UConn’s updated sexual assault reporting policy.
August 24, 2010
- PCSW met with Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Marsh (Independent) in Hartford to discuss our new ConnGAP initiative.
August 21-22, 2010
- The PCSW was present at Seneca Falls for a reunion of Veteran Feminists of America in celebration of Women’s Equality Day.
August 20, 2010
- The PCSW met with Connecticut gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley (Republican) in Stamford to discuss our new ConnGAP initiative.
August 18, 2010
- The PCSW spoke about the Elder Economic Security Initiative (EESI) at an event organized by the CT Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (CT AARP).