News & Events
March 4, 2010
UNC Asheville will host a panel discussion on “Celebrating Advocacy: Asheville YWCA Working to Empower Women and Eliminate Racism” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, in UNC Asheville’s Laurel Forum, Karpen Hall. The discussion will include a brief history of the YWCA’s work in Asheville and input from a panel of YWCA program directors. A question-and-answer session will the program. The event is free and open to the public.
Speakers include Sarah Judson, UNC Asheville associate professor of history; Holly Jones, YWCA of Asheville executive director; and Catherine Peck, YWCA of Asheville program director. The panel will address the significance of the YWCA of Asheville, its goals of combating racism and empowering women, its history and current and future initiatives.
The event is sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Program, Africana Studies Program, Center for Diversity Education, Ramsey Library Special Collections, NEH Professor in the Humanities, History Department, Career Center and Key Center for Service Learning.
For more information, contact the UNC Asheville Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Program at 828/251-6419.