FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 3/8/2017
KU Memorial Union
1301 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045
SUA to host International Women’s Day Gala
Lawrence, Kansas – Student Union Activities’ (SUA) Current Events committee will host an International Women’s Day Gala to celebrate Women’s History Month. The event will include five female speakers in order to “celebrate women from all walks of life”.
The keynote speaker for the event is Liz Plank, senior editor at Mic, host of Flip the Script and correspondent for MSNBC Shift’s Krystal Clear. Other speakers for the event include Annie McBride, Giselle Anatol, Jennifer Brockman and Micha Cox. All of the speakers were recommended by various campus departments and offices at the University of Kansas.
The event is open to the public and scheduled for Thursday, March 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom, Kansas Union, Level 5. Autumn Crafton, SUA Current Events coordinator, said she hopes the event will empower all women, especially those at KU.
“There are talented women and extraordinary resources at KU that don’t always get the spotlight and we intend to let them shine at this event. I expect the evening to inspire, empower, and provide not only camaraderie but also a call to action to learn, act, and grow,” said Crafton.
About Student Union Activities: SUA’s mission is to seek to enrich the college experience by providing diverse, interactive, and educational programming and leadership opportunities for the KU community. SUA strives to uphold its mission through every event it brings to the KU campus. The main objective of this committee is to focus on presenting timely, newsworthy and pop culture topics to the KU community. Some responsibilities include hosting forums, debates, speakers, election watch parties, Awareness Month and student-led discussions.