HPU, YWCA and Community Come Together to Celebrate International Women’s Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 5, 2020 – High Point University faculty and students and the YWCA of High Point took part in a celebration of women’s contributions throughout the world on March 4.

Community members learned how to dance during the International Women’s Day Celebration event. HPU and the YWCA of High Point organized the event.

Tonya Jackson is from High Point. She wanted to attend because she is a believer in strong women across the area.

“This brings the community together, especially the women, and helps get the word out about how strong women are here in the community,” said Jackson. “The YWCA and HPU bring together all ages with this event.”

The event included dance performances, various cuisines from different cultures and groups of people representing African and Middle Eastern countries.

“Celebrating International Women’s Day with the YWCA bridges the gap between HPU and the community,” said Dr. Ashley Dreff, director of HPU’s Women’s and Gender Studies. “It brings our students into community organizations, gets them involved with community members and nonprofits, and exposes them to different cultures and cuisines.”

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