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PTK to ‘Break the Bias’ for International Women’s Day

The Brookdale chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) national honor society will continue its year-long “Break the Bias” campaign with a college-wide International Women’s Day program during College Hour on March 3 in the Student Life Center.

The first ever “Break the Bias Against Women Fair” will feature information booths, posters and other offerings centered on four main topics: education, human rights, gender violence and income disparity. All Brookdale community members are encouraged to attend the fair and learn how they can join in the fight for a better, more equitable world.

“It’s not easy, but we can all try to erase the bias that women face at school, at work and across the globe,” said PTK executive officer Mona Patel.

International Women’s Day, celebrated this year on March 8, was established to recognize the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while calling attention to gender disparities and women’s rights issues across the world. This year’s theme is “Pledge for Parity.” Learn more here.

The Break the Bias fair, co-sponsored by Brookdale’s Women in Learning and Leadership club, is part of PTK’s annual Honors in Action initiative. It begins at 11:45 am. For more information or to learn more about PTK visit the PTK webpage.