By Lucinda Boyd, President, Zonta Club of Maricopa
The Zonta Club of Maricopa is celebrating the centennial anniversary of Zonta International with a Woman’s March on October 26, 2019 in conjunction with the Maricopa Music Festival, a free community event.
This is an opportunity to show support for women’s issues and women’s rights, regardless of political persuasion. This march will represent the collective voices of advocates for equality and inclusion, who are committed to fighting for the safety, health, and success of their communities. Let no voice go unheard. Let no one live in fear. Let all of us rise for equal opportunity. EVERYONE who supports women’s rights is welcome.
FREE COMMUNITY EVENT
October 26, 2019
1-2 P.M. tentitively
The Copper Sky Recreation Complex
44345 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd,
Maricopa, AZ 85138
Zonta International is a worldwide organization that has empowered women and girls through service and advocacy for 100 years. It was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, New York, by a group of forward-thinking women who were not satisfied with the predominantly social nature of many women’s organizations. Instead, Zonta’s founders envisioned a women’s service organization that would advocate for laws and policies that ensure gender equality and help every woman and girl realize her full potential. Through continuous engagement over almost 10 decades, Zonta International has become a respected and reliable agent of civil society. Zonta International is a non-governmental organization with general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Zonta International promotes and strives to protect the human rights of all women and girls and reduce the incidences of violence against them. Since 1923, Zonta has provided more than US$40.9 million to empower women and expand their access to education, health care, economic opportunities and safe living conditions. Zonta’s nearly
1,200 clubs support local and regional initiatives in 63 countries worldwide.
The Zonta Club of Maricopa became a Chartered Club of Zonta International on March 7, 2018. Our goal is to empower women in our community through service, advocacy and scholarship awards. The Zonta Club of Maricopa have monthly general meetings the third Thursday of each month at:
20991 Butterfield Pkwy,
Maricopa, AZ 85138
5:30 – 7:00 P.M.
We are honored to be receiving a proclamation from Mayor Christian Price and the City of Maricopa to recognize November 8, 2019 as Zonta International’s Centennial Anniversary in the City of Maricopa, Arizona.