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National Women of Color Day Conference & Awards Luncheon: March 7
February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23



The National Institute for Women of Color (NIWC) has designated the first day of Women’s History Month as National Women of Color Day. For the 21st consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania and its Health System (HUP, Presbyterian, and Pennsylvania Hospitals) seek to increase our awareness of the concerns, talents and achievements of women of color by hosting a Conference and Awards Luncheon. We hope you will join us for this uplifting and inspirational celebration. 

This year marks the first Women of Color Conference. The Impact of Violence on Women of Color, will be held  9-11:30 a.m. in Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall. Speakers include Dean Richard Gelles, School of Social Policy and Practice; Michelle Kerr Spry, Mothers In Charge; Jennifer Cronley, Congreso de Latinos Unidos; Gwendolyn Davis, Resources for Change; and Ira Harkavy, Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Tickets are $25/conference only and $50/conference and lunch.

The 2008 Awards Luncheon will take place Friday, March 7, noon-2 p.m., at the University City Sheraton (36th and Chestnut Sts). Tickets are $35 per person. A limited number of scholarship tickets will be available. To order tickets, for both the conference and/or the luncheon, please contact Constance Gordon, cagordon@pobox.upenn.edu.

—2008 Women of Color at Penn
Planning Committee


Almanac - February 26, 2008, Volume 54, No. 23