Local activist to speak on International Women’s Day – March 7

Keryl Rustin, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will give a presentation, highlighting the significant contributions of women past and present, to empower women in the new decade. She will be speaking at the Charles Town Library on Friday, March 7, at 10:15 a.m.

International Women’s Day, a United Nations-sanctioned global holiday, takes place every year on March 8 to celebrate women’s contributions to society, raise awareness about the fight for gender parity and inspire people to act in the ongoing fight for gender equality

The 2020 theme is #EachforEqual to remind everyone that it’s on each of us to help create a gender equal world.

Ms. Rustin, of Martinsburg, is an activist and the founding president of West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind.

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