Temple University Harrisburg
Walnut St. & N. 4th St
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101
The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America based in Washington, D.C. It is part of a national network of influential councils dedicated to educating and engaging the residents of our region in global issues. Our associates meet and interact with leading international writers, intellectuals, diplomats and political leaders, and we are dedicated to making these opportunities available to youth in our region, as well.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. "Martin Luther King, Jr.”
THANKS TO: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, PINNACLE HEALTH, PEACE ISLANDS INSTITUTE AND TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER OF PENNSYLVANIA!
Second International Women’s Conference
Women and Power!
We thank all of our speakers and guests for a successful conference!
LUNCH CATERED BY PASSAGE TO INDIA!
From the abduction of school girls in Nigeria to the plague of honor killings and trafficking, to more work for less pay, women still struggle to claim power and independence around the world. Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg as a stellar lineup of speakers explores these and other issues at its second International Women’s Conference from 9-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Temple University Harrisburg.
The conference featured a luncheon with the airing of the acclaimed documentary “Not My Life” on the scourge of human trafficking and a discussion with experts in the field.
Gettysburg College A Woman’s Framework for a Successful Career and Life
Panels include: Issues of Women and Power: At Home and Abroad
Moderator – Anne Deeter Gallaher, author of “Women in High Gear”
Empowering Women in Healthcare – Dr. Oralia Garcia-Dominic, Highmark, Inc.
Empowering Women in Developing World – Suzie Wilmot, founder, Solidarity Uganda
Empowering the Next Generation — Ashley Company, founder of Jelani Girls
Empowering Immigrant Women — Selma Onal, Lutheran Refugee Services
Women and Power in Politics: Personal Stories of Struggle and Perseverance Moderator: Cumberland County Commissioner Barbara Cross Jackie Z. Parker, former Mayor of Lebanon; Executive Director of Community and Economic Engagement, City of Harrisburg Mona Johnson, Commissioner, Susquehanna Township Jeanette Krebs, PA Women’s Forum
LUNCH AND VIEWING OF “NOT MY LIFE” DOCUMENTARY ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
DISCUSSION LEADERS: Terri L. Hamrick. President/CEO. Survivors, Inc. Bethany Woodcock, Not In My Back Yard (NIMBY)
WOMEN AND POWER: THE MALE PERSPECTIVE
MODERATOR: Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh, Harrisburg University
James Hamerstone, Co-Author, A Woman’s Framework for a Successful Career and Life
Harun Alacadag, Director, Center for Interfaith Affairs, Peace Islands Institute, New Jersey
Dr. Nirmal Joshi – author of Three Drops of Estrogen