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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 28, 2013
Location: Miami Beach
Fifth Miami Beach Women’s Conference will be held on March 22, 2013
Women’s Rights Icon Patricia Ireland to Headline Extraordinary Panel
at Miami Beach Women’s Conference
The fifth annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference on Friday, March 22nd,in celebration of National Women’s History Month, promises a stellar lineup of women with a theme focusing on “Where we were, Where we are and Where we’re going.”
Patricia Ireland, former president of National Organization for Women (NOW), will headline the event, along with Elizabeth Schwartz, prominent local human rights attorney, and Jersey Garcia, Executive Director of Mi Lola, a not-for-profit organization that advocates for women’s health justice.
The morning panel, which includes a breakfast bar, is free and open to the public and will be held at the Miami Beach City Hall Commission Chambers from 8:30-9:00am.The panel discussion will immediately follow from 9:00am to noon.
“We are so excited by this group of women who have demonstrated leadership and activism throughout their careers,” said Dona Zemo, co-founder of Women’s Exhibit, the volunteer group that puts the conference together. “Each woman has fought important battles in different eras and brings a thrilling perspective about that evolution. It is important to educate young women about the history behind the rights that we have today and our esteemed panel is the perfect group of women to do so.”
As in past years, “Lunch in the Garden” featuring exquisite food by local
prominent chefs and caterers will follow the panel discussion at 12:30pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. State Senator Gwen Margolis will be honored at the luncheon and a silent auction will be held. The lunch is $30.00 in advance or $35 at the door per person.
Women’s Exhibit, Inc. and its executive committee of volunteers produce the Miami Beach Women’s Conference with Mayor Matti Herrera Bower. For more information, visit www.womensexhibit.org or call 305-209-6626.