Growing urbanization affects women and men in fundamentally different ways, and the relationship between gender and city environments has been ignored or misunderstood. Penn has taken the lead in bringing this emerging issue to light. Women’s Health and the World’s Cities examines the impact of urban living on the physical and psychological states of women and girls across the globe. PennNYC and the Penn Club of New York invite alumni, parents and supporters to hear from the leaders in this field as they discuss the specific needs of urban women, and present on-the-ground examples of projects and policies that have changed women’s lives for the better.
- Dean Afaf I. Meleis, The Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing and Professor of Nursing and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
- Eugenie L. Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, Chair of the Graduate Group of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR)
Additional Speakers: TBD
Date: Monday, January 30, 2012
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Penn Club of New York, 30 West 44th Street
RSVP: At www.nursing.upenn.edu/healthywomen by January 23, 2012. Reservations are required.
Cost: $15 includes open bar and appetizers during the first part of the evening. Guests can purchase Women's Health and the World's Cities at the event.