Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Women History Month: "Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspirin...

Short Report: on Women's History Month Event: "Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring Our Future"

Report and Video Prepared By:  Dr. Soraya Fallah  Event Facilitator, UNA-USA San Fernando Valley Chapter



Date: March 26, 2024 

Organizers: United Nations Association of San Fernando Valley (UNA-USA) in partnership with the National Women's History Alliance (NWHA) 

Event Title: Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring Our Future

Location: Virtual Seminar (via Zoom)


The virtual seminar titled "Empowering Women: Celebrating Our Legacy, Inspiring Our Future," held on March 26, 2024, marked a significant celebration of Women's History Month. Organized by the United Nations Association of San Fernando Valley (UNA-USA) in collaboration with the National Women's History Alliance (NWHA), the event aimed to honor women's remarkable achievements and enduring legacy throughout history.


Dr. Jill Kracov Zinckgraf, the Interim Executive Director of NWHA, delivered a compelling keynote address that illuminated the resilience, courage, and empowerment defining the legacy of women worldwide. Through captivating storytelling and insightful analysis, she highlighted the significant contributions of women throughout history, from pioneering trailblazers to unsung heroes.


During the interactive discussion session,  the facilitator posed a crucial question to Dr.  Zinckgraf: "It's crucial to ensure that our exploration of women's history is inclusive and representative of diverse experiences worldwide. How can we effectively highlight the contributions and experiences of non-Western women throughout history, and why is it important to amplify these voices in our discussions on gender equality and empowerment? For instance, the latest feminist movements, such as 'Woman Life Freedom,' have gained significant momentum in recent years. Could you share your insights on how these movements are shaping the discourse around women's rights and empowerment today, and what role they play in advancing gender equality on a global scale?"

 Dr. Zinckgraf provided a comprehensive response, emphasizing the importance of inclusivity and representation in discussions on gender equality. She highlighted the need to recognize and amplify the voices of non-Western women, whose contributions have often been overlooked or marginalized.

She replied to attendees' questions about SDG5, the role of initiatives, other significant events, and the role of men in gender equality.

The virtual seminar featured dynamic presentations, interactive discussions, and shared insights. It raised awareness and facilitated meaningful dialogue on the importance of recognizing and honoring women's contributions to society.

Video Prepared By:  Dr. Soraya Fallah  

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