On March 15th, members of the Lydia’s House community attended the International Women’s Day event at Xavier University, which featured a dinner, panel, and discussion on “Building from the Ground Up: Examining Women’s Roles in Collaborative Partnerships & Community Building.”

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We were glad to be able to buy a table to support the event at Xavier.  We were especially enthusiastic about this event because two of our community members were featured on the panel: Sylvia Chemweno, our summer intern from last summer, and Quanita Roberson, our house counselor. We’ve long been supported by many organizations at XU, and value our partnership with the University, which is only a mile from our house. We even had the opportunity to announce upcoming openings for Associate Volunteers to the large crowd.

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