Washington Area Women's Foundation

Join us for the 2009 Stepping Stones Research Briefing on women and the recession.

Sunday is Mother’s Day – and the media are already filled with stories about mothers and motherhood and the recession.  For example, here and here.

You probably won’t hear much about the mothers who are too often invisible, even in good times: low-income women raising children alone.

Well – you can have a whole morning of that – for free! – at our upcoming Stepping Stones Research Briefing, which is co-sponsored by The Urban Institute.

Stepping Stones is The Women’s Foundation’s multi-year initiative focused on increasing economic security and financial independence for low-income, women-headed families in the Washington metropolitan area.

This year, the briefing will feature two panels highlighting strategies for increasing and preserving the income and asset gains of low-income, women-headed families in our region through the current recession.

We have speakers from the Center for American Progress, Greater Washington Research (of the Brookings Institution), Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington DC LISC, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, Vehicles for Change, Opportunity Cars and The Urban Institute.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at the Katharine Graham Conference Center of the Urban Institute at 2100 M Street, NW, 5th Floor.

To RSVP, follow this link.

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Gwen Rubinstein is a program officer at The Women’s Foundation.