Utica College News

UC's Womyn's Resource Center to Host Brunch

Award-Winning Filmmaker to Speak on Paid Family Leave Policy

Written by: Joya Pavia '18, PR Intern

Utica College’s Womyn’s Resource Center will host its annual “In Celebration of Womyn” bruncheon on Sunday, March 4 at 12 p.m. The theme this year is “Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

Award-winning documentarian and filmmaker Ky Dickens will be the keynote speaker. Dickens will discuss her film “Zero Weeks,” which highlights the significant impact that a Paid Family Leave Policy would have in the United States for working mothers and fathers. Through powerful human stories, Dickens demonstrates the urgent need to address this vital issue.

Dickens’ other films include “Fish Out of Water” in which she speaks with ministers on both sides of the debates surrounding homosexuality and same-sex marriage, and “Sole Survivor” in which she speaks with sole survivors of large plane crashes. She has also directed many commercials.

The brunch will be held in the Library Concourse at Utica College; the cost is $15 for community members. Tickets are available through Feb. 28 at www.uticatickets.com. UC students can register for free online through Pioneer Place.

The K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center at Utica College seeks to empower all women through education, mutual support and growth. 

For more information, contact the K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center at 315-792-3327 or womynsrc@utica.edu.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls more than 5,000 students in 42 undergraduate majors, 36 minors, 20 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs. For more information, visit www.utica.edu. 

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