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Women’s rights discussion

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:30 am

A panel discussion on women’s rights issues will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. at Temple Beth Sholom, located at 171-39 Northern Blvd. in Flushing.

The event is sponsored by Northeast Queens for Action and will include discussions by Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo (D-Brooklyn), Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) and Rachelle Suissa, president of the Brooklyn-Queens chapter of the National Organization for Women.

Also on the panel will be Emily Pasnak-Lapchick, an end-trafficking fellow with the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Issues to be discussed include pay disparity, workplace discrimination, healthcare concerns, sex trafficking, domestic violence and having an in-depth conversation about what can be done to combat them from legislative, outreach and community organizing perspectives.

To RSVP, go to my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gs87kc.

The Queens group was organized last fall to fight for President Obama’s agenda and progressive issues.

Welcome to the discussion.