UNA-USA Pasadena Chapter Hosts "International Women's Day"

Join us for this celebration on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Matador Performance Center, located at 2620 E. Walnut Street in Pasadena, from 1:00-4:00pm.

For more information, email unapasadena@gmail.com.

PASADENA, CA – United Nations Association – Pasadena chapter is hosting its annual International Women’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Matador Performance Center, located at 2620 E. Walnut Street in Pasadena, from 1:00-4:00pm.

In collaboration with the Center, UNA-Pasadena is committed to the advancement of gender equality in the local communities. This year’s theme is “Better Balance. Better World.” which focuses on the mind, body and equal opportunities for women in the professional world. While health and wellness will be discussed, there will also be topics related to tips on being a woman in the professional world and how to manage a work-life balance with speaker: Keta Meggett.

Keta Meggett is a mixed martial artist and fight. She is also an advocate for anti-bullying initiatives in her work with the community. Her program, Bully Busters, features self-defense classes for schools. Moreover, Meggett is also in the entertainment industry with experience in the world of women wrestlers. “Keta is a local super woman who combats bullying in schools,” said UNA-Pasadena President Daria Makuch. “She empowers women all over the world with her positive role.”

United Nations Association – Pasadena is one of the first chapters in the United States for more than 60 years, according to Southern California divisional president Barry Simon. “I am honored to be a part of the UNA-Pasadena celebration of International Women’s Day,” said Simon. “International Women’s Day was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations and is a public holiday in many countries.”

Volunteers, members and board members will be in attendance. First-year board member Michelle Kuei, who is also the co-chair of the event has positively commented about the organization’s progress in the community, “Life is about finding what works for you.” Kuei has been actively seeking organizations to serve the community and mentions that in her journey to find UNA-Pasadena, she has been finding ways to fulfill her passion. “Your sense of fulfillment and your passion are what keeps one feeling alive and fired up.”

Other volunteers include college students from California State Univeristy, Dominguez Hills, who are majoring in health science. “I am really proud of the students who take time out of their day to serve the community by volunteering at meaningful events, “ said Wenli Jen, who also teaches community organizing, health education and health behavior at CSUDH. According to Jen, these service learning opportunities are fundamental in giving undergraduate health science students a well-rounded learning experience that gets them involved in the community.

Refreshments will be served, and there are some opportunities to win door prizes.

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