International Women's Day parade and guest speaker, March 8

3/5/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

2nd Annual International Women's Day Parade & Guest Speaker

TIME: Thursday, March 8, at noon

Place: University of Nevada, Reno campus, Fitzgerald Student Services Bldg. Circle [start of parade]

Guest Speaker: Linda Burnham, co-founder and executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center, Oakland, Calif.

** In case of rain/snow, Burnham's presentation will be moved to the Jot Travis Student Union Auditorium following the parade.

Parade Details: All women, men and children are invited to march with us! It is traditional to wear white in honor of the suffragists when marching in the International Women's Day Parade. Some international participants this year, however, will be wearing traditional clothing from their home countries. If you want to participate in the parade, please arrive by 11:30 a.m. near the campus shuttle stop in front of the new student services building on campus. The parade begins promptly at noon. Music will be provided by the Barbershop Express Quartet. Other community participants include the Democratic Women of Washoe County and the Nevada Women's History Project.

** In case of rain/snow, bring your umbrella!

About the Speaker: In 2005, Burnham was nominated as one of 1,000 Peace Women for the Nobel Peace Prize. She will be speaking to us about the leadership of women of color in today's movements for reproductive justice, economic justice, worker's rights, environmental justice and immigrant rights.

Sponsors: American Association of University Women; City of Reno, Ward 2 Neighborhood Advisory Board; Food not Bombs; Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada; NV Network Against Domestic Violence; Pepsi Bottling Group; Planned Parenthood; Safe Embrace; State Health Insurance Program; VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System.

University of Nevada, Reno: ASUN; Center for Student Culture & Diversity; Committee on the Status of Women; Core Curriculum Office; Counseling Services; Crisis Call Center; Gerontology Academic Program; Health Care Ethics Program; Intensive English Language Center; Office of International Students & Scholars; Women's Studies Program; Women in Dialogue;

Women Without Borders Contact: Gigi Guijaro, Office of International Students & Scholars, (775) 784-6874, Melanie Robbins, editor of Our Workplace, can be reached at


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