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RVCC Concludes Women's History Month with "A Woman's Story"

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"A Woman's Story" panelists, l-r are Dr. Vaseem Firdaus of Franklin, Yijun Lu of Montgomery, Karen Vaughan of Jackson, Ana Pareja of North Plainfield and Poonam Mittal of Raritan. Credits: Courtesy RVCC
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BRANCHBURG, NJ - Cultural differences and commonalities were the focus of a Women’s History Month program cosponsored by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women and the Raritan Valley Community College Office of Multicultural Affairs.

“A Woman’s Story: A Celebration of Culture” was held March 30 at the RVCC conference center. More than 100 people registered to attend. Women – and men – were invited and encouraged to bring their daughters, mothers, sisters and other female relatives and friends.

The program consisted of presentations by a five-member panel of women from a variety of cultural backgrounds who discussed their experiences as immigrants to the United States. A question-and-answer period followed.

“Through these speakers’ stories we got a sense of how women can change the world,” said Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh, commission liaison. “Although we may come from different backgrounds, we have many commonalities. This was a perfect topic to wrap up the celebration of Women’s History Month.”

 

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