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International Women's Day Event: Press For Progress

Event Details

March 8, 2018
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Student Union

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Center for Women & Community

CWC will host its annual celebration of International Women's Day on March 8 with its theme “Press For Progress.” Rosa Clemente will speak and kick off the celebration at 4 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 

Clemente is an internationally recognized community activist addressing issues such as Puerto Rican independence; hip-hop activism; media justice; voter engagement among youth of color; third party politics; intercultural relations between Black and Latinx; immigrants’ rights as an extension of human rights; and universal healthcare.

Following Clemente's speech there will be a reception in the Cape Cod Lounge with international food. From 5:30-7 there will be a Spoken Word Performance in the Cape Cod Lounge featuring members of Voices From Inside. Voices from Inside (VFI) runs writing groups for currently or formerly incarcerated women.

Co-sponsors of this event include Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Afro-American Studies; International Programs Office 

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