A Night of Female Empowerment

Brianna Patt , Web Editor

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Serving to uplift and support women, the Night of Empowerment takes place Tuesday from 7:00 to 8:00 pm in Legacy A & B in Rayburn Student Center.

“There’s that celebration of women that’s part of the inspiration,” Assistant Director of L.E.A.D. Katy Williams said, “but then we wanted focus on the empowerment, as women how can we empower other women.”

Part of an annual women’s history celebration held by the S.E.E.D.S department , this event will feature a poetry reading by “Alex the Great,” free food, an giveaways.  According to Williams, this was an attempt to differentiate from a lecture style.

“You can go to so many lectures so many times during the year,” she said “and you don’t really want someone speaking at you and the poetry component changes it up a little bit.”

This event is apart of L.E.A.D.’s extraordinary leadership series. She stated that they saw the Night of Empowerment as a way for your take away to be empowering and encouraging other people. There will also be an activity where you can pass something on to uplift another.

“Everybody’s going to get a card that participates and they can write a note based on the information they’ve gotten,” she said “ then they can mail it to another woman or another person of significance that they really feel like they want to go and continue to empower.”

In terms of marketing, she feels that the event has gone better this year. She also sees this as a chance for students to relax, enjoy free food and listen to poetry.

“It’ll be an opportunity for reflection,” she said “an opportunity for them to meet and greet and mingle with other students.”