Older Women in Minnesota: Intergenerational Approaches to Social and Economic Security
By Debra Fitzpatrick, MA – Public Affairs, Director of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
This webinar explores the most pressing economic and social challenges facing Minnesota’s older women. Among them: Living alone, fewer retirement resources, greater reliance on social security and levels of poverty. Next, inter-generational policy solutions will be explored. How can we devise public supports and interventions that decrease barriers for women and their families across the life span and recognize the interdependence of younger and older, male and female, Minnesotans?
- Understand the unique challenges facing older women in Minnesota
- Examine the linkages between challenges faced by older women and those faced by men and younger women and families
- Explore policy approaches that recognize these interconnections, build intergenerational connections and simultaneously address challenges across the life span
Debra Fitzpatrick, MA – Public Affairs, Director of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Fitzpatrick has extensive experience successfully managing and coordinating multi-million dollar, multi-year projects focused on equity issues. With prior experience at the congressional, gubernatorial and state legislative levels, Fitzpatrick has worked successfully with policy-makers in both political parties. She leads a partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota examining through an intersectional lens the status of women and girls in Minnesota and advancing related public policies such as the Women’s Economic Security Act.