The Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement will host “Advocacy,” a women’s leadership event which is part of the Diversity in Action series on March 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Flight Deck Multipurpose room.
According to Garrett Horejsi, graduate assistant for the Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement, the Diversity in Action series events were created to encourage inclusion, learning and awareness within the NSU community. “Advocacy,” the third installment in the series, was developed to celebrate women, especially since March is Women’s History Month.
“The Diversity in Action series was created to shed light on all aspects of diversity,” said Horejsi. “March is Women’s History Month, so we knew this would be a great time to work towards a more equal future for our female leaders. Hopefully, this event will educate and inspire NSU students of all identities.”
Horejsi said that t a panel of Broward-based, female community leaders who come from a variety of backgrounds and career paths will share their stories and insights at the event. He went on to say that students will learn how to advocate for their female counterparts, explaining that both women and men need to use their voices to empower women all around the world.
“Students should expect to listen to and have the option to ask questions to a panel of successful and empowered female leaders from the Broward and NSU community,” said Horejsi. “This panel will talk a lot about those decisions and action steps. So, hopefully students can learn a little more about some of the issues women face on a day-to-day basis in a variety of lifestyles.”
According to Horejsi, a facilitator will assist in guiding the discussion, though the floor will remain open for participants to ask questions throughout. Free food will also be available for attendees.
“Our focus word for this month is ‘advocate,’ so I hope students will learn what that means in their own lives,” said Horejsi. “It can be easy to forget that life outside of the college bubble exists, and that our generation holds a lot of power in terms of advocating for the things we believe. This event will hopefully give students the tools necessary to navigate conversations around gender equality.”
The Diversity in Action series will conclude next month on April 9 with “Ally,” an event which will focus on the LGBTQ+ community. For more information on either of these events, contact Garrett Horejsi at email@example.com or call 954-262-7293.