Guest speaker, special meal planned for Women’s Equality Day

(Via Ho’okele News)

A Women’s Equality Day event will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 at Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel. The event is sponsored by Navy Region Hawaii.

Guests should be seated by 8:15 a.m. The guest speaker will be Coralie Chun Matayoshi, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross, Pacific Islands Region.

In addition, the Silver Dolphin Bistro Galley will also have a special menu from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 26 in recognition of Women’s Equality Day.

The price of the luncheon is $4.65. The special meal will be open to active duty military, Department of Defense civilians, retirees, and family members of active duty military with valid ID cards.

Attendees for the meal are asked to have exact change available.

The meal will include French onion soup, braised stuffed pork chops, herbed baked chicken and garlic butter shrimp. Other menu items include mashed potatoes, rice pilaf, country style gravy, glazed carrots and green bean casserole. In addition, there will be a garden salad bar, beverage bar, fresh fruit, pastries and ice cream.

For more information on the meal, call 473-2948.

The 2014 United Nations International Women’s Day theme is “Inspiring Change.”

A joint resolution of Congress in 1971 designated Aug. 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.

The annual event began as a commemoration of the passage of women’s right to vote when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified as law in 1920 and has since evolved to a broader recognition of women’s equality in society and the workplace.

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