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23rd Annual Women of Color Day at Penn: March 5
February 23, 2010, Volume 56, 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 23rd 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, informative, and inspirational celebration.

This year the conference has been expanded to include CEU attainment for qualifying participants and a full day conference Environmental Genocide: The Impact of Generational Poverty, which will be held 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on March 5, at the Sheraton University City Hotel at 36th and Chestnut Streets. The conference will focus on the intersection between the environment of poverty and social inequalities including health, crime, housing, and educational disadvantage with a particular focus on the impact on women of color. The keynote conference speaker who will be featured during the luncheon is Leeway Foundation’s Executive Director Denise M. Brown. In addition to expanding the conference, a community recognition category was added to the Women of Color nominations awards.

Tickets are $100/conference, which includes  CEU’s and lunch (vegetarian meal available).

The 2010 Awards Luncheon will take place Friday, March 5, noon–2:10 p.m., at the University City Sheraton. Tickets are $45 per person. To order tickets, for both the conference and/or luncheon, please e-mail wocaptickets@gmail.com and include “ticket/ad purchase” in the subject line. Order by March 1, 5 p.m. Make checks payable to “Trustees University of Pennsylvania.”

—2010 Women of Color at Penn Planning Committee

Almanac - February 23, 2010, Volume 56, No. 23