IWD 2019: Refugee Women and the Journey to Freedom: An Empowerment Summit
UNA-USA East Bay presentsINTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CELEBRATION 2019Refugee Women and the Journey to Freedom: An Empowerment Summit
Registration includes panel discussion, Q&A, and light refreshments.
Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate For Changeisthe 2019 United Nations’ theme for International Women’s Day. Our panel of experts will explore innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women refugeesto achieve transformative gains for society.
Keynote Speaker: Karen Ferguson, Executive Director,International Rescue CommitteePanelists:
Job Skills Creation: Melanie Miksis, Fundraising and Communications, AmeriCorps VISTA at 1951 Coffee Company
Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction: Allyson Beach, Fulbright-Nehru Research Scholar Alumna, South India
Resilience and Trauma Recovery: Leah Spelman, Fulbright Scholar Alumna; Executive Director, Partnerships for Trauma Recover
Legislation and Policies:Lisa D’Annunzio, Development Director, Asylum Access
Moderator: Dr. Rita Maran, Vice President of Advocacy, United Nations Association-USA