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Women and Girls in Georgia conference to focus on ‘responding to tough times’

The Institute for Women’s Studies is hosting the fourth annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Oct. 8 in the Miller Learning Center. This year’s theme is “Women and the Economic Crisis: Responding to Tough Times.”

Presentation and panel topics include access to public education, health care, reproductive justice, child care, labor equity, neoliberalism, cooperatives and alternative economies, community organizing and public assistance, among others.

This year’s conference will feature Kim Bobo, executive director and founder of Interfaith Worker Justice in Chicago, as the keynote speaker. Her lecture, entitled “Thou Shalt Not Steal: Worker Justice in 2011,” will take place at 10:30 a.m. in Room 171 of the Miller Learning Center.

The conference is open to the public, and registration is required for all attendees. The cost is $25 for academics and professionals, $10 for community members and UGA staff, and free for students. More information, including the full conference program and how to register, is online at