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Bessy Reyna Women's Day Luncheon Speaker

Written by Julianne Bass

Bessy Reyna.jpgWillimantic, CT -- In honor of Women's History Month, the Women's Center at Eastern Connecticut State University will host an International Women's Day luncheon in the President's Dining Room in Hurley Hall on March 7. International Women's Day is a global event that marks the celebration of the historical achievements of women, past, present and future.

Acclaimed poet and author Bessy Reyna will share her views on gender roles and read from some of her works at the luncheon. In 2009, Reyna was named "Outstanding Latina in Literature and Publications" by the National Association of Hispanics in Higher Education.  In fall 2009, Reyna was also recognized by the State of Connecticut Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission as the "Latina Citizen of the Year."

Persons who are interested in attending this event must make reservations by March 4, as there are only 50 seats available. To reserve your seat for the International Women's Day Luncheon, please contact the Women's Center via email at


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