If you have been following the WFWM for some time, then you may be familiar with our CEO quarterly updates in which we aimed to keep our donor community informed on our latest work. Last year, we changed those calls to Timely Topics with Donna, intending to keep our #GenderEquity community informed and to incorporate discussions with guest experts centered on new initiatives.

2020 has been a unique year, to put it lightly, and while we do not need to give you a recap of this past year, we know that you are all living through the pandemic with different perspectives, challenges, and opportunities. That’s why we’re rebranding our quarterly Timely Topics update to bring you engaging discussions on recent events and offer a synthesis of news that affects women in Western Massachusetts.

We introduce “Wait…What?!” This bimonthly discussion will offer a chance for our community to convene in rich discussion of emerging issues we all face, albeit with varied challenges.

Save the Date:

Wait…What?! Civic Responsibilities in the time of National Uprisings and Distress

Wednesday | December 2, 2020 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

This panel discussion moderated by our Community Investments Manager, Nicole M. Young, will center Civic Responsibilities in the time of National Uprisings and Distress (Black Lives Matter, climate change, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Our panelists represent various sectors and means of community engagement, from grassroots organizing to state legislation and municipality.

This discussion will include:

  • The local legislative landscape and the importance of getting involved locally
  • How social movements ignited or regressed during this time
  • Which voices were more motivated, supported, or suppressed
  • How racial equity intersects all of these issues
  • The recent deaths of iconic figures John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • And what voices can take the helm

Stay tuned to our events and social media, where we will announce our special guests who will join this session of “Wait…What?!”

Your voice, your vote, and your money matters. If you are able, please donate to advance gender and racial equity.