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Hurstville Council to celebrate women and help rebuild Haiti

Posted 26 February 2010 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor Sansom said Hurstville City Council, CARE Australia and the Women’s Interfaith Network St George are hosting the event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

“The theme for 2010 International Women’s Day is ‘Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all’,” he said.

“Council’s morning tea is an opportunity for the Hurstville City community to recognise the social, political and economic achievements of women – both locally and globally.”

Mayor Sansom said guests are asked to make a $5 donation to support women involved in recovery and development work in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

“Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January there are many women contributing to the long term recovery of its people and working to alleviate suffering,” he said.

“Council’s morning tea will include talks by Hurstville Cr Beverley Giegerl OAM and CARE Australia Trusts and Foundations Officer Andrea Hogg, along with performances by Georges River College – Penshurst Girls Campus students.

“I invite everyone in the community to help us celebrate women around the world and support their efforts by attending this special event.”

Details
Location: Civic Theatre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, MacMahon Street
Date: Monday, 8 March 2010
Time: 10.00am
RSVP: phone Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Anne-Marie Wills on 9330 6097

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