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We are excited to announce a new event celebrating women and girls here in Evanston and around the globe: International Women’s Day Evanston 2012. The YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Northwestern University Women’s Center and the Woman’s Club of Evanston are hosting a breakfast in celebration Thursday, March 8 from 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the John Evans Alumni Center, Northwestern University Campus, 1800 Sheridan Road. The theme is: Reflecting Globally, Connecting Locally: Working Together to Create a Community where Women and Girls Thrive.  Following this theme, participants will be able to:

• Learn more about International Women’s Day and issues facing women and girls around the world
• Hear an update from the YWCA Evanston/North Shore about its community conversations exploring the status of Evanston women and girls
• Participate in a roundtable discussion about how we as a community can connect to create positive change for women and girls

This event is sponsored by Whole Foods Market Evanston South and the Whole Planet Foundation.

For more about Evanston’s historic connection to International Women’s Day, see a previous post — http://evanstonwomen.org/2011/03/05/may-wood-simons-and-international-womens-day/

 

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