NOW Gears Up for National Conference in Tampa, Florida

Hundreds of feminist activists from around the country will gather in Tampa, Fla., for the National Organization for Women National Conference from June 24-26, 2011. This year’s conference theme, “Daring to Dream: Building a Feminist Future,” is centered on advancing the principles that have been steering feminism all along: equality, fairness, opportunity, non-violence and empowerment.

“This is a very important conference for us as conservatives continue waging their War on Women,” said NOW President Terry O’Neill. “We will join together to strategize and get ready for the many challenges ahead of us, including economic justice and reproductive rights. We will also soon be faced with the 2012 Elections, which will be critical to women.”

Who: National Organization for Women activists and leaders

What: 2011 National NOW Conference

When: Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26, 2011

Where: Embassy Suites Tampa-USF, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, Fla.

Media Credential Information:
http://now.org/organization/conference/2011/press-signup.html

The 2011 conference will be filled with workshops, issue hearings, regional caucuses and networking. Some of the dynamic guest speakers that will be heard during plenary sessions include Marleine Bastien, Jane Castor, Kate Dillon, Celinda Lake, Dr. Maya Rockeymoore and Patricia Schroeder. A full list of confirmed speakers is available online.

The National Organization for Women is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of thousands of members and contributing supporters and hundreds of local and campus affiliates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. NOW’s goal is to take action to bring about equality for all women.

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Contact: Caitlin Gullickson, media[at]now.org, 202-628-8669 ext 123