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Women's History Month - March 2017

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Women's History Month - March 2017


For Immediate Release:      February 23, 2017
Information:                            Joy Testa Cinquino, 716-858-7182, testaj@buffalolib.org


Kickoff for March as Women’s History Month in Buffalo & Erie County

Media Event Announcement on Thursday, March 2 @ Central Library

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in downtown Buffalo at 1 Lafayette Square will be the location for the Kickoff of the local celebration of Women’s History Month, set for Thursday, March 2 at 4 p.m. The Kickoff is free and open to the public.

Collaboratively established in 2010 by the Library and Erie County as an annual event, the Women’s History Month Kickoff includes introduction of the 2017 centralized calendar, listing 34 events, lectures, workshops, and films occurring in March with a focus on women and girls in our community. The calendar is available in printed form at all the libraries and on the websites www.BuffaloLib.org and www.Erie.gov. [copy attached]

On March 2, remarks will be made by Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and other elected officials, Library Director Mary Jean Jakubowski, and keynote speakers Eva Hassett, executive director, International Institute of Buffalo; Annie Krause, executive director, Stronger Together WNY; and Denise Szymura, president, Coalition of Labor Union Women.  Musical performance will be by the Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology Chorus.  The Kickoff’s MC will be Karen King, executive director, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.

The Kickoff and related activities for Women’s History Month in Buffalo & Erie County are coordinated by the WNY Women’s Action Coalition, comprised of representatives of the following organizations: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, AAUW-Buffalo Branch, Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center, Junior League of Buffalo, League of Women Voters, Planned Parenthood of Central & Western New York, The Teal Project, University at Buffalo Gender Institute, WNY Women’s Foundation, WomenEvents Buffalo, Women on the Rise, and Women’s Business Center at Canisius College. Support for this initiative is provided by New York State Women, Inc. Buffalo Niagara Chapter.

For more information on Women’s History Month activities, visit: www.Erie.gov  or  https://tinyurl.com/hrvydak .