Rosalind Barnett is bringing the message to the media

Ann Richards Roundtable on Gender and the Media connects journalists with social scientists and policy makers

Rosalind Barnett

On Friday, Oct. 24, Women’s Studies Research Center resident scholar Rosalind Barnett will host the inaugural Ann Richards Invitational Roundtable on Gender and the Media. The program is designed to bring journalists and social scientists together with policy makers to improve media coverage and policy concerning important, timely issues.

The topic for Friday’s roundtable discussion will be “Older Workers: Benefits and Obstacles for Women’s and Men’s Continued Employment.” Participants will include representatives from the AFL-CIO and the Massachusetts departments of Labor and Elder Affairs.

“Given the economic downturn, a lot of older workers are needing or wanting to stay in the workforce,” Barnett said. “We want to help researchers get connected with policy makers, so policy can be better informed and researchers can get their information distributed to a wider audience.”

The Ann Richards Invitational Roundtable on Gender and the Media series is sponsored by television and film producer Gary David Goldberg ’66 and his wife Dr. Diana Meehan, who is a founder of the Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles.

The program is named in honor of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who also served as the Fred and Rita Richman Distinguished Visiting Professor of Politics at Brandeis from 1997 to 1998.

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