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NWC News Desk

March 7 conversation highlights International Women's Day

Posted March 1, 2016
By NWC News Desk

POWELL, Wyoming — Northwest College invites the public to celebrate International Women’s Day a day early by attending “Women of the World: a conversation” held at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the NWC Intercultural House.

The program features an informal discussion of how women’s lives are both similar and distinctive based on where in the world they live. A panel of area women will share their experiences of living, working, studying and traveling abroad. These women will also encourage the audience to participate in the conversation based on their experiences.

The panelists include Lexy Adams, a freelance writer who spent a good part of her life on the Peloponnese Peninsula in Greece; Deepthi Amarasuriya, an assistant professor of physics at NWC who grew up in Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka; Powell native Christine Clifton Bekes, executive director for the Powell Economic Partnership and worldwide traveler; Sheena Ernst, another Powell native who lived in London for four years and now is chef and owner at The Wild Table in Red Lodge, Montana;

Sarah LeBlancq, who was born and raised on the island of Jersey located in the English Channel; Emmanuelle McCarty, a certified public accountant and rancher in Cody who was born and raised in France; Faith Model, co-owner of The Local restaurant in Cody, who lived in Kenya and Sudan for 14 years; Pernille Swienink Rodriguez of the Netherlands who came to Powell as an international student at NWC; and Emelee Volden, NWC’s intercultural program manager who’s lived in Italy and Japan.

The conversation will be moderated by Harriet Bloom-Wilson, another world traveler who has also lived in Switzerland, Canada and France. She is a retired NWC French and humanities professor and formerly the college’s director of international programs.

Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

This event is one of many activities scheduled in March as part of the college’s celebration of Women’s History Month. It is sponsored by the NWC Office of Intercultural Programs.