Hope and Change for Haiti, along with its partners, Indivisible RI, The Woman Project, The Collective Bookstore, and Planned Parenthood RI, invite you to a celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday March 8, 2018. The event will be held in the Rhode Island State House rotunda from 3:00 to 3:45 pm.
Each year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women's Day by recognizing the critical role women play in enacting real, positive change in our society. This year, we celebrate women’s progress and achievements, while calling for gender equality and setting new goals for the coming year. This event is open to men and women from all communities, races, ethnicities, and religions.
The theme of the event is “Together For Progress.” It marks the debut of the Empowering Women project, which will connect women in Rhode Island and Haiti to share training and educational sessions on women’s issues, and promote strategies that effectively bring real change to both communities.
The event will feature several speakers, including Aniece Germain, Assistant Director of Hope & Change for Haiti; community activist Pauline Bela; Rhode Island State Senator, Gayle Golden; Sarah Markey, Co-Founder of The Woman Project; Pilar Mcloud, CEO & Founder of A Sweet Creation Youth & Co-Director of Unified Solutions; Jasmyn Sullivan, Advanced Clinic Assistant, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Justine Caldwell, Democratic House District 30 Candidate; and Shawna Rihani, Assistant Director of Indivisible RI. The speakers will discuss strategies to raise awareness about the issues that affect women in Rhode Island.