On behalf of the NACW Board of Directors, I invite you to attend our 48th Annual Conference. Hosted by the City of Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women, the theme of this year's Annual Conference is Cities Leading Women: 2018 NACW Annual Conference, which is such an an appropriate theme given that Los Angeles was one of the first cities to adopt the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Los Angeles is a model for not only the implementation of CEDAW at the city level but also the creation of a system that can be replicated by local governments that wish to eradicate the gap in opportunities based on sex and gender.
We look forward to learning from cities like LA - along with counties and states - that are leading the way in recognizing the intersections of multiple forms of discrimination can have compounding negative effects on women.
The conference is sure to be an outstanding opportunity to connect with other commissions from across the country, as well as provide you with workshops and resources to further your professional development as Commissioners or Commission Staff. No one ever leaves without learning best practices, making new lifelong contacts and creating strong bonds of support. It will be a time to renew our commitment to sustain, strengthen and advocate for women’s commissions in their work to promote equality and justice for all women and girls and ensure they are represented and empowered in their communities. Together, we are powerful!
While we will be offering some great workshops, Los Angeles offers some exciting summer activities for the whole family. Hotel Rates have been generously extended before and after conference so that you can plan this conference along with your summer vacation. So, bring the family for this unique opportunity to visit southern California!
We look forward to welcoming you to Los Angeles, CA, and to a productive and fulfilling conference full of informative skill-building workshops for professional development and issue education. NACW is here to help sustain, strengthen and advocate for your commission and its important work!
Keep on checking back for updates on conference registration, workshops and programs, NACW elections, and other important membership updates. We hope to see you soon!
Kristin Garvey, NACW President
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