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Meredith to Host WomenNC Student Fellows Event Tonight

WomenNC Student Fellows will share reflections on their experiences at the United Nations’ 56th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Monday, April 2, 2012, at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

Meredith senior Mariamawit Tadesse is one of five North Carolina college students selected to present at the United Nations’ event, which was held February 27-March 9, 2012, in New York City. The theme of this year’s UN event was the empowerment of rural women. Tadesse’s presentation topic was agriculture and rural women farmers. The other students, from NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill, presented about political participation of rural women, technology education for girls, sexual trafficking in North Carolina, and rural women and community health systems.

Tadesse and the other WomenNC Student Fellows will discuss their U.N. experiences during the event at Meredith College. They will discuss what they learned, including new approaches to addressing the challenges of rural women, the panels and presentations in which they participated, and much more.

The first WomenNC Carolyn King Scholarship will also be presented during the April 2 event at Meredith.

WomenNC is a Raleigh-based non-profit with a primary goal of empowering young women to become active participants in local North Carolina issues, coupled with an increased understanding of the diverse roles women play in the global community. Since 2010, WomenNC has sent 13 North Carolina university fellows to participate in the United Nations’ annual CSW conference.

The presentation is free and open to the public. RSVPs are preferred, but not required. Sign up to attend at

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