Critical Perspectives in Policy Formation:

Date: 2/23/2009
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

The Impact of Race, Class, Gender and Other Markers of Difference on Policymaking at the Local, State, and National Levels (Brown-Bag Lunch Panel Discussion)

Hosted by NYU Wagner's Women of Color Policy Network

There are a variety of factors and influences that shape the policymaking process and public policy outcomes at the local, state and national levels including the contour and histories of public and private institutions; historic and present day attitudes and perceptions about race, ethnicity, class, gender, and other markers of difference; and research and available data on groups and communities. This panel will critically examine the gap between public policy formulation and enactment and the lived experiences of women of color, low-income individuals, and middle-class families. Panelists will also discuss challenges as well as strategies for creating inclusive and representative public policies in the new Administration.

Rachelle Brun – Postdoctoral Fellow, NYU Wagner

Ingrid Ellen Gould – Associate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Planning, NYU Wagner
Jose Garcia- Associate Director for Research and Policy, Demos
Jessica Gonzalez Rojas -
Deputy Director,National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Makani Themba – Executive Director, The Praxis Project

C. Nicole Mason – Executive Director, Women of Color Policy Network (moderator)