Gateway Celebrates Womens History Month with Spring Fair

Gateway Community and Technical College will celebrate Womens History Month with a Womens Empowerment fair March 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway.

The free public event will feature live music and an open mic honoring women musicians and writers. A voter registration table will encourage women to make their voices heard in the political arena. A wide variety of demonstrations and services will enable women to empower themselves and find their inner strength. Exhibitors include Habitat for Humanity, Accelerating Opportunities Kentucky, and the Womens Crisis Center.

Gateway academic and support services also will be displayed. These include tuition assistance and student employment programs, such as the Health Professions Opportunity Grant, Ready-to-Work, and Work-and-Learn. The Human Resources Department will present dress for success, interview and resum tips. Information will be available on financial planning, mentoring, nutrition, veterans benefits, and personal safety. The Massage Therapy program will offer free chair massage.

We believe the best way to recognize the valuable contributions women make to American society is to empower them to do even more, said Kathy Driggers, Gateway library specialist and event coordinator. Gateway is an open door to a stronger future for our women students, and we want the community at large to understand that Gateway is a place of empowerment not only for women but for everyone.

The event is sponsored by the colleges library, the Arts, Humanities and Social Services divisions, and faculty and staff. For information, Kathy Driggers at Kathleen.driggers@kctcs.edu; Justin Ervin at justin.ervin@kctcs.edu; or Vanessa de los Reyes at Vanessa.delosreyes@kctcs.edu.