HPU and YWCA to Host International Women’s Day Celebration

Last year, High Point University partnered with YWCA High Point to celebrate International Women’s Day. The city of High Point community celebrated the contributions women make in the city and across the world during the event, which included international food, music and performances.

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 19, 2020 – High Point University will partner with the YWCA High Point to celebrate 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 4 at the YWCA of High Point. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Women’s and Gender Studies Program at High Point University is excited to work with the YWCA to offer this opportunity to celebrate women from around the world who reside in our local community,” says Dr. Ashley Dreff, director of Women and Gender Studies. “It should be a great evening filled with educational opportunities, interactive pieces, delicious food and inspiring performances.”

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 High Point. A kid zone will be available for children to enjoy arts, crafts, games and face painting.

The event will also feature research, coursework and service projects from HPU Women’s and Gender Studies courses.

The local celebration goes along with this year’s global International Women’s Day theme, “Each for Equal,” which encourages communities to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

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