Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Conference Celebrating 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day Scheduled for March 8 - Free, Registration Required

Women Around the World:
Achievements and Challenges Today

March 8, 2011
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rivers Club, 301 Grant Street, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA
Register Now!
  
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and the YWCA’s Center for Race and Gender Equity invite you to a panel discussion and reception commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

Join us for an interactive panel discussion with a diverse group of international women who will provide their perspectives on major contemporary issues confronting women around the world.  What are some “success stories” that highlight how women’s lives are improving on a global scale?  What are the main challenges that women still face today - politically, economically, and socially?  How can we work together to find sustainable solutions in bettering the lives of women and girls around the globe?
Speakers:
  • Anahita Firouz Radjy, Novelist & Lecturer, Senior Vice President & Co-Founder, Pittsburgh Middle East Institute
  • Dr. Macrina C. Lelei, Interim Director, African Studies Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Education, University of Pittsburgh
  • Marisol Wandiga Valentin, Program Officer for the Caribbean Region, Global Links
  • Heidi Zhang, Esq., Senior Counsel-Asia, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
Panel moderated by Allyson Lowe, Ph.D., Chair, Political Science Department, Carlow University

This event is offered at no charge; advance registration is required.  A reception will directly follow the panel discussion.
Questions? Call 412-281-7970 or email welcome@worldaffairspittsburgh.org.
Many thanks to the Eden Hall Foundation for their generous support of this event!

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