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CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19! 2020 International Women’s Conference

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is cancelling the 2020 International Women’s Conference slated for Saturday at Temple University Harrisburg due to the increasing reports of coronavirus infections. The Council hopes to reschedule once the threat has abated.

Opening keynote — Manda Zand Evin, author of “The Ladies Secret Society.” Learn about the history of the struggle for women’s rights in Iran.

10 a.m. 11 a.m. – Welcome & Greetings

Opening Keynote – Manda Zand Ervin

11:-12 p.m. –  Women & Health

  • Dr. Renu Joshi – Know Your Numbers
  • Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic – Special threats – diabetes/heart disease
  • Linda Weihbrecht. – UPMC
  • Porcha Johnson – Founder, Black Girl Health – Mental Health issues

12- 1:30 p.m. Lunch & International Fashion Show

1 p.m. -2:30 p.m. Women  in Challenging Professions

  • Police — Captain Kristal M. Turner-Childs
  • International affairs/diplomacy – Ruth Stevens-Klitz
  • Politics – Janis Creason, Dauphin County Treasurer
  • Military – Former Cumberland County Commissioner and U.S. Marine Barbara Cross