At a kick-off reception Monday night, organizers of the Southeastern Women’s Time for Our Power! Conference, which will take place in Asheville in June 2008, announced that actress/activist Jane Fonda will be the keynote speaker.
Xpress staffers Patty Levesque and Lisa Watters, together with Weaverville-based professional-conference coordinator Maureen McDonnell, made the announcement at a soireé at Santé Wine Bar in the Grove Arcade. The trio also announced the winner of a logo contest, which drew 40 entries. The winning entry netted artist Tracey Stevens a $500 check. Her design will be used in all promotional literature and on T-shirts and other conference memorabilia.
The “Southeastern Women’s Time for Our Power! Conference” is slated for the Asheville Civic Center next June. The three-day event “will provide women with both inspiration and practical skills to bring about positive changes in their own lives and the world,” according to a press release. Organizers expect to present talks, discussion groups, panels, performances and workshops.
Watters said the conference Web site should be up some time in July, and will be at www.timeforourpower.com. For more information, e-mail TimeForOurPower@yahoo.com or call 691-5472.
— Cecil Bothwell, staff writer