SCC to host International Women’s Day event with speakers

On Tuesday, March 7, Lincoln City Council members Sandra Washington and Michelle Suarez will headline an event in conjunction with Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. The event starts at noon at Southeast Community College’s Lincoln Campus gymnasium, 8800 O St., and is open to the public.

International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, and it is a day to celebrate the achievements of women in all areas of life, including social, economic, cultural, and political achievements,” said Mariano Ayala, SCC Spanish instructor and event organizer. 

“It is also a day to raise awareness about the ongoing struggles faced by women and to call for greater gender equality,” added adjunct instructor, Carla Engstrom.

Washington worked with the National Park Service for 25 years, retiring in 2014 as the Association Regional Director for Cultural Resources, Planning, Construction, Communications, Legislation, and Congressional Affairs. Suarez was a teacher and administrator for 34 years and then worked as an early childhood advocate for the Prosper Lincoln community initiative. Both will take questions following their remarks.

There will be folk dancers following the event. SCC faculty and staff can receive one diversity credit for attending.

Andrea Gallagher
Communications Specialist