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Hayward International Women’s Day Celebration speakers announced

February 22, 2019

HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 22, 2019—The City of Hayward will host an International Women’s Day Celebration event the evening of Friday, March 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hayward City Hall.

The evening of dynamic speakers, networking and fellowship in celebration of International Women’s Day is themed “Education Transforms the Lives of Women and Girls.”

The program includes a special welcome by Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday and presentations by:

  • Pooja Rathaur, Mount Eden High School student, delivering an oratory, “Why, Because I am a Girl.”
  • Karen Hossfeld, Ph.D., associate professor of Sociology & Sexuality, San Francisco State University, delivering a talk, “Who do we Teach Girls to Be?  Gender Socialization and Change.”
  • Najia Karim, founding director of the Cultural Society of Afghan Women and co-founder of the Afghan Cultural Literary Association.
  • Daniel Perlman, Ph.D., director for girls programming and evaluation, OASIS Initiative, University of California, Berkeley.  “Pathways to Choice: Delaying Marriage through Girls’ Education in Rural Niger.”

Celebrated each March 8, International Women’s Day is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights, and is observed by people and governments across the globe with outpourings of support for women’s equality and empowerment.

RSVP for the Hayward International Women’s Day Celebration at .  Event parking is free at the Municipal Garage across Watkins Street from City Hall.

Co-sponsoring organizations are American Association of University Women, Hayward/Castro Valley Branch, City of Hayward, Dining for Women, Eden Area Interfaith Council, Hayward-Ghazni Sister City Committee, Hayward Unified School District and League of Women Voters Eden Area.

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