For Immediate Release
The Women’s Center
International Women’s Day Festival to be Held on March 17
Women of all ages from America and abroad are preparing for the Ohio University Women’s Center’s 5th annual International Women’s Day Festival.
The 2013 International Women’s Day Festival is scheduled for Sunday, March 17 from 2 to 6 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom. This year’s theme is “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women.”
Ohio University graduate student Katie Moore is the logistics coordinator. She described the festival as “a transformational event for women to come together to celebrate the past, present and future accomplishments of women worldwide. It will be a fun, inspiring event.”
The festival will feature live performances, educational displays, vendors and presenters. The lineup includes a Middle Eastern Fusion dance, Indonesian shadow puppets, presentations about gender equity in Syria, original poetry and music, and a fashion show, among others.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our international and domestic women to learn about each other, celebrate each other and build connections,” Dr. Susanne Dietzel, Director of the Ohio University Women’s Center, said.
According to Dr. Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, Associate Director of the Ohio University Multicultural Center, “International Women’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for women from all over the world to come together and share their talents and experiences. This is also a great learning opportunity for all of our students.”
The festival is sponsored by the Ohio University Women’s Center, Multicultural Center, Black Student Cultural Programming Board and International Student Union.
Ohio University and Athens community members of all genders and ages are invited to attend. Free child be provided. Everyone is also encouraged to participate in the Altars Ofrendas community altar by bringing a photo, favorite object or an item that represents a woman who has influenced their personal or professional journey.
For more information visit www.ohio.edu/womenscenter, call the Women’s Center at 740-593-9625 or visit 403 Baker Center.