Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Feb 26 2001

Women’s Group at Concord Plans 2nd Annual March to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Athens, W.Va. - AWARE (Advocates of Women for Action, Respect, and Education) is planning their second annual International Women's Day Parade and Celebration, Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Concord College. The group will begin festivities at noon in front of College Center and march on the sidewalks around Marsh Hall (administration building) to the plaza (between Marsh Hall and the Alexander Fine Arts Center) for a rally, which will conclude at 1:00 p.m. Workshops dealing with women’s health issues will then be held. Details for the workshops will be announced at a later date. The march is being held in conjunction with Women’s History Month and women’s groups worldwide are planning activities to call attention to safety issues for women, preventing sexual abuse and improving health care.

Dr. Carol Manzione, spokesperson for AWARE and a faculty member at Concord College, said the march “will celebrate the lives of ordinary and extraordinary women who have influenced and shaped our lives. The march will be a peaceful celebration of women’s past and present struggles and their hopes for the future, including equality and justice within political and cultural systems that have traditionally treated women as inferior to men.”

For more information on this event, please contact Dr. Carol Manzione at 1-304-384-5262 or