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Conditional Closing the Gap: Women in Healthcare with Dr. Julisa McCoy

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

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Healthcare is notably one of the most gendered industries, with women occupying almost 80% of the field. Despite their majority, women, and women of color in particular, remain highly concentrated in low-wage and caregiving positions, and significantly underrepresented in positions of leadership.

This lecture will explore how gender norms, roles, and expectations in both the home and the workplace interact to perpetuate a gendered division of labor that puts women at a structural disadvantage. It will also review some of the tools that labor unions can provide to advance gender equity and equality in the workplace.

Dr. Julisa McCoy is Researcher and contributing educator with the National Union of Healthcare Workers. She received her PhD from UC Riverside where she specialized in gender studies and race and class inequalities. Read more

Progressive Politics in Los Angeles: The Current State and Future of the Movement

Monday, November 13, 2023 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Join us for a panel discussion regarding the state and future of progressive politics in the greater Los Angeles area. Panelists include: Konstantine Anthony (Mayor of the City of Burbank), Jillian Burgos (candidate for LA City Council District 2), Derek Marshall (candidate for Congress District 23), and Dr. Loraine Lundquist (former candidate for LA City Council 12 and Director of the Graduate Program in Sustainability at CSUN). Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the CSUN Department of Political Science. Read more