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Peace through Women Symposium
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 10:00am to Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 3:30pm
Peace through Women Symposium


Peace through Women Symposium

Saturday, February 23 
10:00am- 3:00pm, Smith Ballroom- 1825 SW Broadway

Women are great contributors to peace, but historically have gone unrecognized. This symposium will provide a venue in which to learn and acquire knowledge from these women leaders, who passionately work for peace around the world. These speakers will inspire you to do the same.

The symposium has an exceptional line up of presenters, including keynote, Governor Barbara Roberts, who will share her impressive story on how she got started in her career in Oregon politics. Additionally, Dr. Suzanne Feeney, will talk about her work with women in India and providing microcredit opportunities. Dr. Feeney previously led PSU students on study abroad to India and helped write a book entitled, Grassroots NGOs by Women for Women: The Driving Force of Development in India.

The Peace through Women Symposium will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 in the Smith Memorial Student Union Ballroom on the Portland State University campus. Doors open at 9:00 am and the event will begin at 10:00 a.m.,  adjourning at 3:00 p.m. Cost is $15/student and $35/non-student. The cost includes breakfast, lunch, and a Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Social following the last speaker. A limited number of scholarships are availble for this event for more information please contact Kari Anne at karm@pdx.eduSponsored by: Portland Rotaract, Pearl Rotary Club, PSU Women's Resource Center & Center for Women, Politics, & Policy, and the Jubitz Family Foundation.

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Governor Barbara Roberts (Keynote) - Politics
Grace Kuto - Education
Dr. Suzanne Feeney - Microcredit
Desiree LeFave and Jennifer Gallardo from MamaBaby Haiti - Health Care
Former Rotary International District Governor Dean Rohrs - Peacemaking