HPU and YWCA to Host International Women’s Day Celebration

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HIGH POINT, N.C., March 2, 2018 – High Point University will join with the YWCA High Point and World Relief High Point in celebrating the city’s rich and diverse community of women at the International Women’s Day Celebration. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 14 at the YWCA High Point. The event is free and open to the public.

International Women’s Day is a worldwide celebration acknowledging the contributions of women to society and the importance of gender equality. This event will include food, music and performances and connect women from all over the world who live in the great “International City.”

Performers and exhibits will include UNCG’s Latinx Dance Group, Ritmos Peruanos, members of the Twisted Dance Collective, and student performances from the Latino Family Center. HPU students from a number of Women’s and Gender Studies courses will also be presenting their research and coursework.

HPU students and faculty have taken an active role in helping to plan this year’s event.

“This is the fourth year that we’ve partnered with the YWCA on organizing the International Women’s Day Celebration, and we see it as not only a chance to highlight the contributions and achievements of women in our community, but also as an opportunity to bring about global awareness of women’s issues,” said Dr. Jenn Brandt, director of women’s and gender studies and assistant professor of English at HPU. “This year’s global theme is #PressforProgress, and we are encouraging participants to join us in using our collective action powers to press for progress on issues of social justice and gender equity globally and in our local community.”

 

HPU student Jessie Giaquinto reads a poem during the celebration.

High Point University student Nicole Forman (right) and Milagros Harness, dancer with Ritmos Peruanos dance group, enjoy a previous International Women’s Day Celebration at the YWCA High Point.

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