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Women's Group Meets Oxon Hill Today

This story comes to us from Mariah Craven:

Today, Tuesday, March 22, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., the Washington Area Women’s Foundation will present the findings from a recent report that provides in-depth data on the status of women and girls in the region. 2010 Portrait of Women & Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area finds that women and girls in Prince George’s County are disproportionately impacted in almost every indicator.

·         The largest number of single women raising children in the region resides in Prince George’s County (37,582 versus DC’s 27,362).

·         The median family income for this family type in Prince George’s County is $42,368. Estimates show that a household headed by one adult with one infant and a preschooler requires an annual income of $50,554 to make ends meet.

·         Unemployment disproportionately affects women of color in Prince George’s County; 12 percent of Latinas and 6 percent of African American women are unemployed.

The event will be held at the Oxon Hill Library, located at 6200 Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill.