HIGH POINT — The YWCAs of North Carolina plan to host a virtual town hall on Monday in partnership with YWCA USA.
Discussion will feature economic security, child care, voting rights and polling of North Carolina women during the YWCA’s Conversation with America’s Women. Guest speakers, experts in the field and YWCA leaders will explore economic and child care issues that matter most to women — and share timely, accurate information about voting requirements in North Carolina.
• Alejandra Castillo, YWCA USA CEO, who will be the moderator
• Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, assistant dean for civic engagement, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
• Muffy Grant, executive director of the N.C. Early Childhood Foundation
• Iheoma U. Iruka, research professor, department of public policy and director of the Early Childhood Health and Racial Equity program at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-CH
• Velva Jenkins, CEO, YWCA Lower Cape Fear
As the nation grapples with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on women, raising women’s voices is even more important, according to YWCA High Point Executive Director Heidi Majors. With eight in 10 women enthusiastic to vote, women are highly motivated to advance shared personal and economic security interests in 2020.
To register for the Zoom event, visit zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9moT3nS4Q8S ROimYnf2big