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International Women’s Day: Honoring Disabled Women Activists


On March 8th, the Eugene/Springfield community joined MIUSA for a celebration and reception honoring disabled women activists from around the world.

This was a time for reuniting with friends and making new contacts, all while taking a moment to celebrate International Women’s Day and plan more activism for the future!

The event featured:

  • Jenny Chinchilla, recipient of the Mike and Lisa Sygall Scholarship and disability rights activist from El Salvador
  • Select portraits and vignettes from Brilliant and Resilient, MIUSA’s world-traveling photo exhibit

Attendees included long-time MIUSA supporters, donors, and homestay families as well as community members who wanted to learn more about MIUSA’s work in disabled women’s empowerment. Thanks to all who attended!

See the Facebook event page for highlights.

Event Info:

Thursday March 8, 2018
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Ground floor of the Miner Building (132 E. Broadway)
Downtown Eugene, Oregon

Light refreshments provided

ASL interpreted
Wheelchair accessible

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