Saturday, January 9th, 2-4 p.m.
Buena Vista Mobile Home Park 2135 N. Railroad Ave., Santa Maria (Our event locations are always disability accessible)
Come and hear about the changes taking place in the role of women in different societies. We will have a panel of speakers who have personal knowledge of the changes that have been happening in such countries as Iran, China, Japan and South Africa. Come prepared with questions of your own for our panelists.
Light Refreshments — Donation $15 per person
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, January 5th
AAUW hears about the changing roles of women
The Santa Maria Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) recently hosted a program on the changing roles of women in various cultures.
The presentation featured a panel of four women with personal knowledge of changes taking place in four different countries. Three of the women were born and raised in the country they represented.
Shereen Mizany spoke on changes in Iran. She has lived in the United States for many years now, but returned to Iran last year for a visit.
Rie Waldon shared information about Japan, and Eva Bao discussed mainland China. They are students at Hancock College.
Tricia Kolp recently served in the Peace Corps and shared her experiences in South Africa.
The women discussed the changing role of women in politics, education, the business world, the justice system, media and in the home.
The event was a fundraiser for the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund which works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace.
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Any college graduate interested in learning more about AAUW should contact AAUW National Website, California Website, or Local Branch Website.
(Article in the Santa Maria Newspaper)