Leader of national grassroots women’s organization to speak at luncheon
Sept. 29, 2010
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The founder of a national grassroots organization for women in their 20s and 30s, will be the keynote speaker at the University of Louisville’s Women’s Center 8th annual Elizabeth Cady Stanton luncheon on Nov. 11.
Alison Stein founded the Younger Women’s Task Force in 2004 while she was a student at the University of Pennsylvania. The advocacy group helps women in their 20s and 30s define and articulate their concerns and offers support for those who work to create change in their communities. Stein continues to be involved in the organization as advisory board chair.
Today, the group has more than 7,000 members in 30 states. The group’s issues agenda includes programs in mentoring, civic engagement, financial literacy and how to raise awareness of sexual assault. The group also encourages young women to vote and to become involved in civic issues.
Stein also worked in the press office during Hillary Clinton's senatorial campaign and was a fellow at the Institute for Women's Policy Research and a Program Assistant at the National Council of Women’s Organizations.
The 2010 Elizabeth Cady Stanton Awards Luncheon commemorates the birthday of Stanton, a 19th century pioneer of women's rights. The lunch will be 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the University Club, Belknap Campus. Tickets are $25 per person and must be purchased by Nov. 9. For reservations and more information, call the Women’s Center at 502-852-8976.
Also at the luncheon, the Women’s Center will honor winners of the 2010 Mary K. Tachau Gender Equity Award and the Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Professional Development Award. The first award recognizes an individual who has worked to improve gender equity in the community and the latter award is for graduate students. Nominations forms for both awards are available at https://louisville.edu/womenscenter/community-and-student-award-applications. The deadline to apply is Oct. 8.