HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2016 – Music, performances and food from all over the world brought together women from the city of High Point for the second International Women’s Day Celebration hosted by High Point University, the YWCA High Point, the Latino Family Center and World Relief High Point on March 2.
International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration acknowledging the contributions of women to society and the importance of gender equality. HPU students in the service learning course “Feminist Theory and Praxis” took an active role in planning this year’s event to help celebrate the city of High Point’s rich and diverse community of women.
“We are thrilled with the turnout for the event,” said Dr. Jenn Brandt, director of women’s and gender studies and assistant professor of English at HPU. “Our students got to share some of their research on women’s lives internationally, and we also got the community together to publicly acknowledge women’s history and contributions locally and abroad. It is so wonderful to see a diverse group of attendees come together to celebrate women internationally and in our great city of High Point.”
Performers and exhibits included the Montagnard American Organization, the Twisted Dance Collective and digital storytelling projects from the High Point community.
“Being in a room full of strong, intelligent and wonderful women of many cultures spanning the globe really captured what International Women’s Day is all about,” said Zoe Garber, HPU student. “In the International City of High Point, we were lucky enough to honor these special women with recognition of their successes and support for the community.”