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Building the Future: Policies for a Gender-Equitable Recovery

Tuesday, October 19 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Straub Hall, 156
1451 Onyx Street, Eugene, OR 97403

This event is subject to UO COVID guidelines; refer to the UO COVID-19 Resource page for more details. Please register for this event to be notified of any event changes. The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube

Recently named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, C. Nicole Mason is the president and chief executive officer of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).

For the past two decades, Mason has spearheaded research on issues relating to economic security, poverty, women’s issues, and entitlement reforms; policy formation and political participation among women, communities of color; and racial equity. Prior to IWPR, Mason was the executive director of the Women of Color Policy Network at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

At the start of the pandemic, she coined the term she-cession to describe the disproportionate impact of the employment and income losses on women. Mason is the author of Born Bright: A Young Girl’s Journey from Nothing to Something in America (St. Martin’s Press) and has written hundreds of articles on women, poverty, and economic security.

This event is the annual lecture for the Wayne Morse Center's Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights and is part of the Wayne Morse Center's 2021-23 theme, Making Work Work. It is also part of the University of Oregon's African American Workshop and Lecture Series, which is sponsored by the Office of the President and coordinated by the Division of Equity and Inclusion. Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society. 

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