​International Women’s Day 2015 Capital Region Celebration to take place Sunday

Albany - On Sunday, March 8th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM, please join the International Women’s Day Capital Region Committee as we celebrate all women. The event will take place at the Opalka Gallery, 140 New Scotland Avenue in Albany.

Do you know a woman who makes it happen? Bring her as a guest and join us in recognizing accomplished women from all over the Capital Region. Participants include artists, farmers, vintners, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, authors, musicians, political leaders, and religious leaders.

An international delegation representing Angola and Mozambique will be in attendance. Many women-owned/managed restaurants will be present providing samples as well as the owner of the Hudson Chatham Winery. At 3:00 PM a formal program will be offered featuring City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, All Over Albany’s Mary Darcy, and UAlbany Professor of Journalism and panelist on WAMC’s The Media Project Rosemary Armao serving as the keynote speaker. The event is FREE and open to the public.  

Guests can visit skill-sharing tables in the gallery, and learn more about the work of “Women Who Make It Happen” including:

  • Claudia Crisan Calabria, Crisan Bakery
  • Dale Davidson, Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • Sharon Harris, Champy's Jamaican and American Cuisine
  • Naomi Davies, Bread and Honey
  • Dominique DeVito, Hudson Chatham Winery
  • Anne Kelly, Mayan Hands
  • Pho Yum
  • Barbara Jeffs, agriculture & farming
  • Rabbi Nomi Manon, Board of Rabbis
  • Annu Subramanian, human rights advocate, author
  • ArtPartners/Tsehaya & Company


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