Women’s rights. What do those words mean? Does it mean equal pay? The right to vote? The right to voice one’s opinion? Or does it mean the right to be as equal as a man? These are questions that need to be answered, because the truth is women don’t receive equal pay, and although women have a voice, many times it is muffled by a man’s. Women are turned down from leadership roles every day because of their gender and not being seen as strong enough, smart enough, or angry enough. Women’s voices need to be heard, and that starts with women standing together.
That is why human rights groups at Ledyard High School are coming together to host a Women in Leadership Forum. This event will be taking place Tuesday, November 13, in the Library Media Center from 6:00-8:00. The agenda includes panelists Denise Fiore, Kathy Galullo, Penelope Lisi, Jenn Byars, and Amanda Fagan, a Q&A session, and an open forum for questioning and discussion. This is a great opportunity to hear powerful stories and to ask any questions. The event is open to the public, so spread the word! Everyone is encouraged to come!
“What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” Those are words spoken by Dr. Bonnie Edmondson, a woman, associate professor and graduate coordinator of the School of Health Education at Southern Connecticut State University, as well as, an advocate for women’s rights. It is women like Dr. Edmondson who will be speaking at the panel at the forum. Women who will captivate listeners by discussing leadership roles, and the ups and downs that women face every day.
Women each day are fighting for equal rights, and this is a chance to become a part of that movement because everyone’s voice is important and everyone’s voice should be heard. Just because this is a women’s forum both men and women are encouraged to attend, so grab a friend or two and join in on this amazing opportunity to be a part of this discussion.
Sarah Moynihan, Staff Writer
Senior Sarah Moynihan is a staff writer for the 2018-2019 Colonel. She is a member of the LHS volleyball team, Key Club, and one of the co-presidents for Amnesty International. In her free time, she can be caught practicing volleyball, reading, or watching the latest movie. And if you see her in the hallways of school, she is probably laughing at her own joke with her best friend Nayeli by her side.