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IWD 2019: Refugee Women and the Journey to Freedom: An Empowerment Summit


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 

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