Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Bristol Community College, Fall River Campus 
777 Elsbree Street
Margaret L. Jackson Arts Center
Fall River, MA 02720

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Raquel Pereira 
DDS Southeast Learning and Development 

A Call to Equity through Unity:

Celebrating Women 

This day will focus on the power of women! Check out our incredible speakers below!

Registration will open at 8:00am with a Continental Breakfast and opening remarks will begin at 8:45am.

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Speakers & Entertainment

Anna Foster, Founder and CEO of A Maven’s World

A Maven’s World, an event-focused and consulting business that works with individuals, entrepreneurs and organizations on business strategy, networking and development.


Patti Menzel, Advocate for Autism

As a woman with Autism, Patti aims to make some of the more enigmatic behaviors related to autism, such as wandering, bolting, sequestering, and self-injury, more understandable from the perspective of a person with autism. She also shares her experience of the strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum and her use mindfulness practices, sensory diet, and clean eating to manage her autism. Although Patti receives some supports, she lives independently at home with her service dog, Grimm, and cat, Smokey. 


Women in World Jazz

Join in celebration of diversity and the power of creativity, as this unique ensemble presents music from different eras, cutlures, and styles. In this interactive concert, Women in World Jazz - an international ensemble - brings together some of the finest jazz and world-music artists, each with an extensive performing and teaching background within the New England area.


Reverend Dr. Norma Heath, Founder and Executive Director at Amron International, Inc.

By overcoming numerous obstacles and finding a support network of her own, Reverend Dr. Norma Heath has been known for her journey "From Homeless to Harvard". After graduation, armed with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a desire to pay it forward, she founded Amron International, with a focus on helping women overcome their battles with addiction and recovery, after she fought these battles for many years in her own life.


Ziona Rivera, CEO at Amron International, Inc.

Ziona is a first generation American whose family originated from Honduras. Ziona grew up in Boston and spent her childhood moving around Massachusetts. Her passion and craft is writing and Ziona has published 3 books so far. Ziona is open about her struggles with mental health and suicidal thoughts and most importantly, healing. She is proud that she has been actively in recovery and involved in the the peer mentor movement since about 2013. 

BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE Students, Faculty & Professional Staff, Please Follow this Link to Register: https://conta.cc/2tOg0hK

All Others, Please Follow this Link to Register: https://conta.cc/37CH2XR