Students plan Gender Equality Event for Jan. 13

Pitt-Bradford students are sponsoring a Gender Equality Event on Monday, Jan. 13, to bring awareness to gender issues and promote and inspire gender quality. 

            The event, which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Mukaiyama University Room, is not recommended for children under the age of 16 since it will address topics such as domestic violence and sexual assault. 

            The event is designed to bring awareness to gender issues and promote and inspire gender equality. It is not recommended for children under the age of 16 and topics such as domestic violence and sexual assault will be addressed.

            For the first half hour, visitors may visit displays to explore topics such as the YWCA; issues facing those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; women in the media; women in the workplace; and Native American history.

            At 7:30 p.m., a speaker from the YWCA will talk about the gender inequalities within domestic violence. Nicki Kellogg, a criminal justice major from Cuba, N.Y., will give a brief overview about human trafficking. Dr. Dani Nier-Weber, director of the Writing Center and assistant professor of composition at Pitt-Bradford, will speak about women in the workplace; and Tonya Ackley, coordinator of community engagement and the Harriett B. Wick Chapel at Pitt-Bradford, will talk about gender stereotypes.

            Student organizers for the event are Kellogg, Sara Bova, a history-political science major from Bradford, and Emily Harris, a business management major from Sharon Hill.

            For more information, contact Kellogg at nmk34@pitt.edu.

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