This Saturday, June 27th, women and men will gather at The Tahawus Center in Au Sable Forks to help raise awareness of the challenges girls and women still face in their personal and professional lives.
“Holding up Half the Sky: Being a Woman in the North Country,” will begin at 12:30 pm with a panel of local women, including an Adirondack author from Elizabethtown, a Lebanese American woman from Jay, a high school student from Upper Jay, and Lorraine Duvall of Keene. Members of the panel will provide historical perspective on their lives, and the challenges and advantages of being a woman in the North Country.
At 3 pm, a psychotherapist from New York City specializing in women’s issues, will conduct a two hour participatory workshop including discussions on women’s power/role models and overcoming roadblocks to empowerment.
A reception in the early evening (from 5 to 6 pm) will provide the opportunity to meet and talk with others in the North Country who are interested in addressing women’s issues, share stories, network, and discuss continuing events.
A performer from the feminist art activist group Guerrilla Girls will round out the day (from 6 pm to 8 pm) by sharing the Guerrilla Girls’ perspectives on what it means to be a feminist in these times.
Reservations/Registration: $20 contribution, $10 students.
The Tahawus Center is located at 14234 Route 9N (Main Street) in Au Sable Forks.