Women of Color Day at Penn Features Awards Luncheon, Conference on Impact of Violence on Women of Color

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460February 29, 2008
WHO: Women of Color at the University of Pennsylvania
Speakers include:
Richard Gelles, Penn School of Social Policy and Practice
Ira Harkavy, Penn’s Netter Center for Community
Partnerships director
Michelle Kerr Spry, Mothers In Charge
Jennifer Cronley, Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Gwendolyn Davis, Resources for Change

WHAT: Conference and awards luncheon

Conference: Friday, March 7, 9-11:30 a.m., Ben Franklin Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.

Awards Luncheon: Friday, March 7, noon-2 p.m., University City Sheraton, 36th and Chestnut streets

For the 21st consecutive year, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System present Women of Color Day at Penn, an effort to increase awareness of the concerns, talents and achievements of women of color.

This year marks the first Women of Color Conference on “The Impact of Violence on Women of Color.” Conference-only tickets are $25 each, and tickets for both the conference and the lunch are $50 each. There are a limited number of scholarship tickets. Tickets are available by contacting Constance Gordon at cagordon@pobox.upenn.edu.