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March 13, 2014 : Social Issues to be discussed at Celebrate Women 2014
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager


Lancaster – The social issues women are dealing with in our community will be discussed at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s  Celebrate Women 2014. The event will be held on March 21.
Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Director Orman Hall will be on a panel called “Standing Up to Addiction: The Effects on Women and Families.” The Recovery Center CEO Trish Farrar and the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers Associate Director Lori Criss will also be on the panel with Hall.
“It’s important to talk about issues facing women in today’s society and discuss as a group how we can work to make those situations better,” said Dr. Pam Kaylor, coordinator for the event. “Celebrate Women gives women in our community a chance to come together and work on solutions.”
Social issues will be the focus of another panel called “Standing Up Against Bullying in Our Workplace and Schools.” Panelists will focus on the presence of bullying in a variety of contexts – school, workplace, and online. Strategies for recognizing signs of bullying as well as suggestions for managing these conflicts will be presented.   Licensed Independent Social Worker Michael Ashton, Recovery Center Chief Operation Officer Traci Mason, OUL Student Rhonda Palfrey-Schooley, and Ohio University Internal Consultant Teri Combs will serve on the panel.
The theme for this year’s Celebrate Women conference is “Stand Up, Stand Out!” Internationally recognized media educator, Dr. Jean Kilbourne, is the keynote speaker. Kilbourne is known for her pioneering work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. She was featured on the PBS program “Makers: Women Who Make America.” Her films, lectures, and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She will speak at 11:30 a.m. in the Wagner Theatre. 
All who register for Celebrate Women will get a ticket to the Kilbourne presentation.  Those who don’t attend Celebrate Women can attend the Kilbourne speech for free, but they must reserve a seat through an online ticketing system.  Registration information, free tickets to see just Dr. Kilbourne, and a full list of panel topics and panelists is available on the Celebrate Women website:
Celebrate Women will start at 8:30 a.m. and includes 12 panels throughout the day.