University of San Diego Hosts 13th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast

SAN DIEGO, CA – On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) and the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies will be hosting its 13th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast. The event will feature a keynote address from Mexican journalist Marcela Turati on “Women’s Empowerment in the Midst of Tragedy.”

Turati, a journalist for the magazine Proceso, reports primarily on human rights, social development, and drug violence. As the co-founder of Periodistas de a Pie, an organization that helps journalists improve their reporting while promoting freedom of expression, Turati has received a Lasa Media Award and a Human Rights Award from the Washington Office on Latin America. Having written and co-authored several books on the experiences of those dealing with violence within their communities, Turati has been recognized with the Walter Reuter Prize for Journalism and a Louis Lyons Award for conscience and integrity in journalism from Harvard’s Nieman Foundation.

In addition to Turati’s discussion, the breakfast will also feature a preview of upcoming IPJ events that will take place later in March at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Proceeds and donations from the event will support the IPJ’s Women PeaceMakers Program.

For more information or to register for the International Women’s Day Breakfast, visit the event webpage.

WHAT: 13th Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast
WHO: Keynote address from Marcela Turati
WHEN: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
WHERE: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
COST: $22 - $420

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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