International Women's Day
Salute To International Women's Day
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 9-11:30 a.m.
Walkway Over The Hudson (Poughkeepsie)
International Women’s Day is both a celebration of women around the world and an opportunity to educate people about the plight of women in other countries. Each year, International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8, but this year the Hudson Valley is observing the occasion on March 7. Thousands of events occur not just on these days, but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Vassar College President Catharine Bond Hill delivered a keynote as presented by MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center.
Those in attendance received a special handcrafted gift from Woman for Woman, a group of Cambodian women challenged with physical disabilities. In a country without social services, the purchase of these gifts by the WLA will support their program for a full year.