In January, millions of women united all over the world for the Women’s March on Washington to show that love trumps hatred and fear. Today, women embrace being a woman and their value. #DayWithoutAWoman recognizes the value that all women bring to our social and economic system.
Students have voiced their support of today’s events. Howard University students joined the movement by wearing red. Some students even dyed their hair red in significance.
Howard University hosted an event on campus Wednesday emphasizing gender equality. Guest speakers Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Congresswoman Karen Bass of California were invited to discuss the significance of social and economic justice and the need to do away with mass incarceration. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Managing Director of the World Bank, believes giving back and refusing to take things for granted shaped her into the person she is today. Her work is centered around stabilizing developing countries.
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