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September 24, 2018

International Women’s Day Event Slated March 5 at CiTi


MEXICO – The Zonta Club of Oswego will be hosting a celebration of International Women’s Day at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation, 179 County Route 64 in Mexico on March 5 from 1-4 p.m.

Peri Nelson-Sukert looks on as 2016 International Women’s Day participants make their own inventions as part of her MakeyMakey workshop. Nelson-Sukert will be teaching this popular workshop again at the 2017 International Women’s Day event that will be held at CiTi.

Peri Nelson-Sukert looks on as 2016 International Women’s Day participants make their own inventions as part of her MakeyMakey workshop. Nelson-Sukert will be teaching this popular workshop again at the 2017 International Women’s Day event that will be held at CiTi.

Zonta has planned an interactive program for women and girls age 10 and up that promises an afternoon of entertainment, learning and fun.

Zonta has actively recognized International Women’s Day for many years.

This year the International Women’s Day event will feature hands on workshops and presentations designed to highlight the theme “Empower Women, Empower Humanity.”

“Our goal again this year is to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in order to allow girls to reach their highest potential and to build gender equity” said Zonta event chair Iraina Gerchman. “Our young participants will really enjoy the fun and engaging STEM workshops we have planned.”

View Zonta’s flier here

STEM sessions include “A Rainbow of Colors through Chemistry,” “Sling Shot Rockets” and “MakeyMakey.”

Gerchman added that Novelis has provided generous support again this year, sponsoring the sling shot rocket workshop where participants will learn about aerospace engineering as they make a rocket.

Also back by popular demand from last year is MakeyMakey which allows participants to create their own inventions using everyday objects and the internet.

“Our other sessions will be equally amazing and are appropriate for all ages,” said Gerchman, noting that “attendees can try out soul hooping, climb the rock wall, practice their self-defense moves, learn about healthy relationships, find out how to be safe on social media and much more. There will also be booths, refreshments and a lot of door prizes! The Zonta Club of Oswego invites the community to join us to celebrate women and all of their accomplishments and promise.”

Recognized throughout the world, International Women’s Day was first observed in the early 1900s to bring attention to women’s rights.

Many local Zonta clubs celebrate International Women’s Day to help promote the work they do to advance the status of women.

The Zonta Club of Oswego has more than 30 members who work to raise awareness of issues pertaining to women and raise money to support women-focused initiatives both locally and internationally.

Registration for the event is recommended.

The link for registration is http://goo.gl/forms/NX-jRIQcrRdJT5VI93.
For more information visit the Zonta Club of Oswego’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/ZontaClubOfOswego or contact Gerchman at [email protected]

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