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Rotary Speaker to Discuss Women Led Initiatives in the Rural Communities

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By Skip Essick

In 1857, workers of the textile industry went on strike in New York City, demanding women’s rights. This was the beginning of a movement that to this day is still going on. Perhaps no place more than right here in México’s rural communities is the role women play so important.

The Midday Rotary Club of San Miguel de Allende will delve into the significant contributions women make to our greater community this Tuesday with our guest speaker, Carla Maria Cadena Rios. Carla is the Rotary Club’s projects assistant, and she will speak directly on how women are leading these efforts.

The role of women in México these days is awesome. Gone are the days where women only existed to perform house duties. Now women are working jobs that used to be reserved exclusively for men, such as construction, driving public transportation vehicles, and managing big enterprises. In the case of Rotary’s projects in the campo, the women of these communities are building dry composting toilets and installing rainwater cisterns. Both of these initiatives are essential to providing a clean, sustainable water source, much-improved hygiene, and safety.

These projects have empowered women with a new sense of purpose as they are now acquiring skills and achieving new goals for their communities.

Please come and celebrate the important role women are making within their communities when Carla Maria Cadena Rios presents “Empowering Women.” Hear about the exciting work they are doing only within a few miles of our city. Find out why the work they do is so vital; you’ll be inspired.

Doors open at 9am. The meeting begins at 9:30am, with the speaker scheduled between 9:45am and 10:15am. We’re located at Los Arcos at Stirling Dickinson 27.

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Gary Peterson at gpeterson41@gmail.com

 

Rotary Presentation

“Empowering Women”

Carla Maria Cadena Rios

Tue, Oct 8, 9:30am

Los Arcos

Stirling Dickinson 27

Free

 

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