FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kate Zielsdorf Baker,
Communications and Program Associate
Phone: (484) 356-0940
Being an Ally to Women and Marginalized Communities
(West Chester) December 20, 2016 — The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls hosted a panel discussion on being an ally to women and marginalized communities on Wednesday, December 14th. Around fifty people joined the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls for this exceptional conversation.
Maia Tolsdorf, Chair of CCFWG’s Education Committee, moderated the panel that focused on 1) heightened concerns in Chester County following the election; 2) actions taken in response; and 3) ways individuals and the community can support those experiencing anxiety, perception of increased vulnerability and discrimination. Panelists included women who are leaders in their field:
The panelists provided information on what they are seeing in the community as well as concrete suggestions and information about effective advocacy. The session helped audience participants gain empathy, understanding and ways to respond to protect the rights of women and marginalized communities. Panelist Dolly Wideman-Scott noted how critical it is “to sustain current gains and educate others to protect vulnerable women and their families.” Listening, understanding and information are the keys to being an ally. Attendees applauded the exceptional group of women.
The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls leads and unites the community through philanthropy and advocacy to ensure that women and girls have resources and opportunities to thrive. For more than 18 years, the Fund has raised awareness about the critical needs of women and girls, and has awarded over $2.6 million to 69 non-profit organizations. To learn more about the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, visit www.ccfwg.org.