To build better cities, men need to listen when women speak

Vicky Mochama mentions Lisa Schweitzer in an article for Toronto’s Metro News on building better cities by listening to more female voices. Mochama cites the recent article in Curbed by Alissa Walker tackling the issue of mansplaining in urbanist circles. What we lose in that is nuance. Walker cites Lisa Schweitzer, an urbanist and professor of…

The Power of One: Why do single women tend to fare better in FSS programs than their married counterparts?

By Alexandra Metz

Access to Opportunity researchers are engaging with families that take part in specialized programs for the recently homeless, and families taking part in a new cohort program designed specifically for single mothers, called the Power of One program.

We need female leaders

In her latest blog post, Jue Song, discusses how representation of women in leadership roles is important.

Women have a proven track of record of excellent leadership. For example, research has shown that in India, the number of drinking water projects in women-led areas was 62% higher than in those with men-led councils. Similarly, a direct positive causal relationship between the presence of women in municipal councils and childcare coverage was found in Norway.

Lunch with a Leader: Anne Miskey & Brooke Lykins of Downtown Women’s Center

At Downtown Women’s Center, homelessness is not inevitable, but a societal problem that bears especially hard on women. It can be ended. At DWC, housing first is key to an individual’s successful transition out of homelessness and on the path to success.  This combined with critical time intervention case management, women are empowered to achieve stability and independence.  With a 95%…

“Real Women” Has Something for Everyone

The Bedrosian Center’s Policy at the Playhouse initiative was formed last spring to highlight and encourage conversations about governance within the dramatic and artistic outlets in the community. On September 29, the Center traveled to the Pasadena Playhouse to lead a discussion about community, the immigrant experience, and women in the workplace following a production of Real Women…

Policy at the Playhouse: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES

Policy at the Playhouse, recognizes that conversations about governance take place in many different fora and are voiced by many different communities. The Bedrosian Center is teaming up with the Pasadena Playhouse to lead an audience discussion after a performance of Real Women Have Curves, a stage play written by LA playwright Josefina Lopez.  The play, set…

Policy visits the Playhouse again

Last year the Bedrosian Center started a new initiative called Policy at the Playhouse as a way to discuss and explore public policy and governance through the lens of art and culture.  Artists have often called out and wrestled with politics, leadership and pressing social issues in ways that have as much impact as policy…