OSWEGO – The Zonta Club of Oswego will be hosting a celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8 from 3-5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 7111 Route 104 West.
First observed in 1909, International Women’s Day is a global celebration of women’s achievements throughout history.
It is also an occasion for looking ahead at the opportunities that await future generations of women.
The local event will contain presentations and displays that are consistent with this year’s theme “Equality for Women is Progress for All.”
Presenters include local musicians, storytellers, leaders, international travelers and experts in women’s issues.
Displays about women’s health and Dr. Mary Walker will also be featured.
Sabine Ingerson, chair of Zonta’s Legislative Advocacy and Awareness Committee, describes the event, which is in its second year, as an opportunity to connect women in the community.
Ingerson said, “All are invited to attend to learn about some of the unique experiences of women as well as to show their support for the need to eliminate discrimination and violence against women.”
During the event, Zonta will be collecting items for the OCO SAF shelter, which is the county’s residence for victims of domestic violence.
Items being collected include household supplies, personal care products, women’s and children’s apparel and baby items.
“Women who enter the SAF house face a huge challenge in establishing a new life. These items can help with their day-to-day needs as well as their long term path to sustainability” Ingerson said.
For more information about the International Women’s Day Celebration or items being collected for the SAF house, visit the Zonta Club of Oswego’s Facebook page or contact Inga Back at [email protected]