International Women’s Day: “Women, Power and Justice: The Road Ahead”

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Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562



UNA Westchester is pleased to announce that its International Women’s Day celebration will feature award-winning author and survivor of the Rwanda genocide, Consolee Nishimwe as our keynote speaker. Ms. Nishimwe is one of the many women who brought the once war-ravaged country back into the social fabric of the United Nations and the world. Her first-hand chronicle of the Rwanda devastation, Tested to the Limit, has received excellent reviews and awards. No member or friend of UNA-Westchester will want to miss this important event. The keynote presentation will be followed by awards highlighting Westchester women blazing trails for justice and equality on a local level, pointing to the road ahead. Honorees include: CEO of Yonkers YMCA Shawyn Patterson-Howard; long-term leader of UNA-USA Marcia Wallace; Hudson River Museum Director Masha Turchinsky; and Hon. Kathie Davidson, Administrative Judge of NY State’s 9th District. A Q and A discussion moderated by Nicole Butterfield, Director of Programs at Girls, Inc. will follow the program and involve the participants. Co-sponsors include the Ossining Public Library, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Theta Nu Omega Chapter), the Links, Inc. (Westchester County Chapter) and the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women.

A networking reception will follow the program. The program is free and open to the public. All members of the Westchester community are invited.