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A successful Women's Day event!
Sunday, March 8th, 2020
International Women's Day 2020
“Women's Voices Champion Human Rights”
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Our International Women's Day turned out to be a great event with many very powerful women and a good turnout on a beautiful day. Our cosponsors Yonkers Riverfront Library, City of Yonkers, Ascend Foundations, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, The Links, Inc., and the Westchester Youth Bureau showed up to demonstrate their support. We received proclamations and certificates for the honorees and speakers from all the local leaders: Representative Eliot Engel, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, State Senator Shelley B. Mayer, The County Board of Legislators and the City Council of Yonkers. Our UNA-Westchester Chapter received a beautiful framed proclamation for IWD from City of Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
Our guest speakers Gülden Türköz-Cosslett, United Nations Developement Program (UNDP) Deputy Assistant Administrator and Shawyn Patterson Howard, Mayor of the City of Mount Vernon set the stage for a very exciting program. The mayor outlined the steps Mount Vernon has taken to adopt the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
Honorees Mary Calvi, CBS news anchor and author;
Shirley Vaughn Jackson, educator and author; and Danielle Kohn, Westchester County Youth Poet Laureate, were recognized and then participated in a thoughtful Q and A led by moderator Nicola (Niki) Armacost, Mayor of Hastings. Three generations of prominent Westchester women writers gave their perspectives on how women's voices contribute to equal rights. A zero-waste networking reception followed the program.
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