UPDATED SPEAKERS (from flyer above):
Joan Harrigan-Farrelly, Deputy Director of the Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, and former First Lady of the Virgin Islands, will be the luncheon speaker during the Black Women’s Task Force Conference scheduled for September 4 this year at the Westin La Paloma, 3800 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson.
Harrigan-Farrelly will address current issues to include the gender pay gap and minimum wage as they apply to women. The conference opening speaker will be Quiana Dickenson, an expert in communications. She is based in Phoenix, and an adjunct professor of public administration and communication for Northern Arizona University. Dickenson will address the conference theme, “What A Difference A Decade Makes.”
Workshops feature bold topics including the role of media in shaping opinion, moving ahead with purpose, exploring pitfalls and advantages of using social media, dispelling stereotypes characterizing the image of African American women in the workplace. Nearing the close of the event, participants will be offered an opportunity to join a joyful line dance, or watch a fascinating and controversial documentary film, “Dark Girls”, followed by a discussion of the film’s exploration of prejudices toward dark-skinned women around the world.
Info on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/737039939759102/
Carolyn’s note: As a blogger for Blogforarizona.net, I was asked to be on the Image of Women in media panel at 10:30 a.m. in Finger Rock 2-3. Co panelists are Alma Gallardo of AZ Bilingual Magazine and TV actress Veronica Slater.