National Women’s History Month event focuses on peace

March is Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American History. This year’s national focus is on women who have led efforts to end war, violence, injustice, and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.

To celebrate locally, Senator Jack Reed is again partnering with the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island through a program called “Peace Begins At Home.” The program features a panel discussion exploring how local women are advocating for peace and nonviolence, working to eradicate domestic violence, sexual harassment and gun violence. The event will also showcase work Senator Reed is doing at the Congressional level to create a safe and just society for all. Panelists include:

  • Tonya Harris, Executive Director of the RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Sydney Monstream-Quas, Director of Operations for the RI Coalition Against Gun Violence
  • Aireece Terry, Met School Student and Intern for RI Community & Justice

The event will be held at the Southside Cultural Center at 393 Broad Street in Providence on Monday, March 25 from 11:00-1:00pm. The program will begin promptly at 11:30am. The event is free but pre-registration is required. Cookies and punch will be served and participants are welcome to bring lunch.

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