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Why National Policy Still Fails Black Women in the United States: The Need for New Social and Public Policies
This course will examine how the social and legal structural oppression of Black American women is perpetuated in America systematically and structurally. We will critically analyze how black women remain socially subjugated in spite of claims of gendered equality through the analysis of theoretical concepts associated with colonialism and imperialism. Tanya Omolo is a dual degree graduate student at the Gerald R. Ford school of Public Policy and the School of Social Work at The University of Michigan. Her primary research and policy focus predominately concentrates on the intersection of gender, equity, and human rights for women in developing countries. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Pomona College, concentrating on gender, race, and inequity. Prior to pursuing her Master in Public Policy, Tanya managed the Workers’ Compensation program for Morley Builders, a large construction company in Los Angeles, where she created and led a program focused on providing injured workers with a voice and outlet for all concerns related to their injury. Tanya hopes to use her education to continue her advocacy efforts and create new strategies and programs for a more equitable global community and women’s advancement.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 10/25/2019
Day of Week : Friday
Time : 5:00-6:30pm
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Omolo Tanya
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED