Dr. Margaret Abraham, professor of sociology, was at the White House on Friday, November 13, to serve as a panelist for the “Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color” conference. The event, hosted by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Anna Julia Cooper Center at Wake Forest University, was focused on empowering and increasing opportunity for women and girls of color and their peers. It brought together researchers, activists, policy makers and community leaders to discuss ways to break down barriers to success and create more ladders of opportunity for all Americans. Forum participants highlighted a range of issues, including economic development, healthcare, criminal justice, vulnerability to violence, hip-hop, and images of women in the media.
This event was live streamed. Dr. Abraham participated on a panel, “When Violence Intrudes,” which starts approximately 2:17 hours into the video.