2014 Conference

 

THANKS TO: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PINNACLE HEALTH, PEACE ISLANDS INSTITUTE AND TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER OF PENNSYLVANIA!

Second International Women’s Conference

Women and Power!

We thank all of our speakers and guests for a successful conference!

LUNCH CATERED  BY PASSAGE TO INDIA!
From the abduction of school girls in Nigeria to the plague of honor killings and trafficking, to more work for less pay, women still struggle to claim power and independence around the world. Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg as a stellar lineup of speakers explores these and other issues at its second International Women’s Conference from 9-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Temple University Harrisburg.

The conference featured a luncheon with the airing of the acclaimed documentary “Not My Life” on the scourge of human trafficking and a discussion with experts in the field.
OPENING KEYNOTE:
James Hamerstone
Gettysburg College
A Woman’s Framework for a Successful Career and Life

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Panels include:
Issues of Women and Power: At Home and Abroad
Moderator – Anne Deeter Gallaher, author of “Women in High Gear”
Empowering Women in Healthcare – Dr. Oralia Garcia-Dominic, Highmark, Inc.
Empowering Women in Developing World – Suzie Wilmot, founder, Solidarity Uganda
Empowering the Next Generation — Ashley Company, founder of Jelani Girls
Empowering Immigrant Women — Selma Onal, Lutheran Refugee Services

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 Women and Power in Politics: Personal Stories of Struggle and Perseverance
Moderator:  Cumberland County Commissioner Barbara Cross
Jackie Z. Parker, former Mayor of Lebanon; Executive Director of Community and Economic Engagement, City of Harrisburg
Mona Johnson, Commissioner, Susquehanna Township
Jeanette Krebs, PA Women’s Forum
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LUNCH AND VIEWING OF “NOT MY LIFE”  DOCUMENTARY ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

DISCUSSION LEADERS:
Terri L. Hamrick. President/CEO. Survivors, Inc.
Bethany Woodcock, Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY)

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WOMEN AND POWER: THE MALE PERSPECTIVE
MODERATOR:  Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Harrisburg University
James Hamerstone, Co-Author, A Woman’s Framework for a Successful Career and Life
Harun Alacadag, Director, Center for Interfaith Affairs, Peace Islands Institute, New Jersey
Dr. Nirmal Joshi – author of Three Drops of Estrogen

Sponsors include:

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