Race, policy, and house council on women and girls

Politics, US — By Kirwan Institute on February 9, 2009 at 15:09
Bill O'Leary-The Washington Post

Bill O'Leary-The Washington Post

On March 11, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. According to the president, “the purpose of this council is to ensure that American women and girls are treated fairly in matters of public policy.” Acknowledging that women and girls have unique experiences and challenges that also need to be addressed helps the process of moving toward more targeted public policy interventions. For those of us interested in studying race, addressing intersections such as race and gender helps us gain a more holistic approach to better understanding and contributing to the field of research and scholarship on race, ethnicity and social justice.

More information about the White Houses Council on Women and Girls can be found at the following locations:

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The Kirwan Institute works under the leadership of Executive Director and Professor john a. powell, an internationally recognized authority in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, and issues relating to race, ethnicity, poverty and the law. The institute employs nearly 30 full-time staffers including research associates, GIS specialists, a post-doctoral fellow, and also offers internships during the summer. The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University partners with people, communities, and institutions worldwide to think about, talk about, and engage issues of race and ethnicity in ways that create and expand opportunity for all.

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