January 20, 2012
WISCONSIN WOMEN'S POLICY INSTITUTE: TRAINING WOMEN TO BECOME SKILLED ADVOCATES
Guests: Eve Galanter, Chair, Wisconsin Women's Network
Helen Marks Dicks, Associate State Advocacy Director, AARP Wisconsin
One person can make a difference; influencing policy changes society. Training women to be advocates in their communities and to navigate Wisconsin's legislative process to advance legislation which improves the lives of women and girls in Wisconsin is the goal of the Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute. The Institute, recently created by the Wisconsin Women's Network, will launch its first-ever training session over the next five months. First on the agenda: focusing on elderly justice and security issues.
On this program, Eve Galanter and Helen Marks Dicks describe how this model-for-the-nation Institute came about and the kinds of things graduates can expect to accomplish. For the women recruited to participate, this will be new territory. But they will be well trained to have their voices heard and improvements made in areas important to them.
For more information on the Wisconsin Women's Network and the Wisconsin Women's Policy Institute, go to www.wiwomensnetwork.org, or call 608-255-9809.
by Carol Koby at 7:17 PM