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Sunday, February 27, 2011

International Women’s Day in Wichita


This year will be the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. To celebrate, the Wichita chapter of the National Organization for Women will hold a panel discussion on "Religion from Women's Perspective," March 12th - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7202 E. 21st – Wichita, KS.
The idea of this panel will be to promote understanding of our differences. Women from most religions, Jewish, Muslim, Catholic, Hindu, Protestant, Atheist, etc, will present their views in an open and frank discussion.
International Women’s Day was declared following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911. International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, March 19. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women. This event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women's Day events.
Since that year Women’s Day is now celebrated all over the world, on or near March 8. It is celebrated in countries as far away as China.
For more information call 945-5826 - Linda Joslin.


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