Experts at Stetson Law honor 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day | Events
Gulfport, Florida -- Women around the world suffer from chronic poverty, illiteracy, political discrimination, religious oppression, gender violence, human trafficking and continue to be among the most marginalized members in societies. In order to bring light to these topics, a special private program marking the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day is scheduled at Stetson University College of Law for invited guests.
The distinguished panel of speakers includes journalist Chelo Alvarez-Stehle; University of South Florida professor Meena Chary; USF Dean of International Affairs Maria Crummet; retired U.S. Army JAG attorney Robin Johnson; and immigration/international law attorney Neelofer Syed, who won a case to help women in Pakistan enter into marriage without parental permission and later graduated with her LL.M. in international law from Stetson in 2005.
The event is not open to the public, but local media and students will congregate on Monday, March 7 at 12 p.m. in the Great Hall, 1401 61st St. S. in Gulfport.
Stetson Law professor Luz Nagle, an international human rights advocate, will moderate the panel discussion about how women can make a difference in the U.S. and around the world. Nagle is a former judge who fled her home in Colombia in the 1980s to escape multiple death threats from the drug cartel. In 2004, she became Stetson Law’s first Hispanic full professor.
“It is important to celebrate the strength, courage, and determination of many women who through great effort have bettered the world,” Nagle said. “We also want to raise awareness of where women are today and how much farther they have to go. We hope to inspire the next generation of women to continue on the pathway toward equality and empowerment.”