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Commission On The Status Of Women Sponsors "Leadership For Social Action"
Updated March 1, 2016 7:19 AM
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women announce "Leadership for Social Action" on Thursday, March 10 from 5 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 401 N Morton St.

This annual women's leadership event features opportunities to learn howto get involved and make a difference in our community.

There is no fee to attend.

The program will include an award presentation to the 2016 Emerging Leader, Laura Ingram, a panel discussion about social activism regarding public education, gun control and racial justice and an information session featuring local not­for­profit representatives.

Recent leadership scholarship award recipients will also share information about their leadership development experiences.

Registration for the event begins at 5pm. A reception follows the program. Participants will enjoy refreshments, have an opportunity to network and learn more about getting involved with City of Bloomington Boards and Commissions and local social service agencies in the area.

2016 Emerging Leader Laura Ingram is a staff therapist at Catholic Charities, a foster/adoptive mother of two teenage girls, and the youth program director for Prism Youth Community. In 2014, Laura took on the task of starting Prism Youth Community, an inclusive social group for youth celebrating all sexual orientations and gender identity expressions for youth ages 12­20.

Laura has helped scores of area youth have a safe place to be themselves and contribute to their community while inspiring both youth and adult leaders along the way.

Co­sponsors of this event include the City of Bloomington Commission on the Status of Women and the City of Bloomington Community & Family Resources Department.

For more information contact Sue Owens at owenss@bloomington.in.gov.



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