Local groups to host International Women’s Day speaker

By on March 4, 2019

Dr. Kulwinder Kaur-Walker

The League of Women Voters of Dare County and the Virginia Dare Business and Professional Women’s Club are celebrating International Women’s Day with a speaker and dinner.

The event will be held at Mako’s in Kill Devil Hills at 6:00 pm on March 12, 2019.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a day of recognition and a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

The day has been recognized for well over a century with the first IWD gathering held in 1911. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity in all areas including employment, pay, government, and education, just to name a few.

The guest speaker for the dinner is Dr. Kulwinder Kaur-Walker from Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). A Professor of Psychology and Program Coordinator in the Department of Education, Psychology and Health, Kaur-Walker has been teaching at ECSU since 1997.

Her topic for this year’s IWD celebration is the Changing Status of Women in India. She will discuss the paradox of the changing status of women in one of the world’s largest, booming economies.

In India, women hold some of the highest offices in the government and are engaged in many professional pursuits as engineers, doctors, and business women—yet they still live in a culture where sexual assault is often ignored, and honor killings and a dowry system are still prevalent.

Kaur-Walker’s topic promises to be captivating and educational.

The program is open to all who are interested. Dinner is your own selection off the menu. The program starts at 6:00 pm at Mako’s. Come a little early to meet the members of the Dare League and Virginia Dare BPW.

Email Fran Kapinos at fkapinos@aol.com to reserve a space no later than March 8. Dinner and program will be held on March 12.

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