The American Women’s Club of Hamburg e.V., in collaboration with the Amerikazentrum Hamburg e.V. and the U.S. Consulate General Hamburg, invite you to a virtual panel discussion in English on the occasion of Women's History Month in March, in which we honor the extraordinary achievements of women in our society. As we celebrate the contributions and successes of women, we must bear in mind the unequal burdens that women continue to face, some of which have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our three panelists, Dr. Marylyn Addo (Professor at UKE), Almut Möller (Hamburg State Secretary), and Laurie Richardson (UN Advocate for FAWCO), are women in leadership roles whose professional and personal experiences qualify them to discuss social, political, and health issues that will be decisive in shaping a more equal future—and in empowering women worldwide. See below for short biographies of the panelists (unfortunately not viewable on mobile phones.)
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Merike Blofield, Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies and Professor of Political Science at the University of Hamburg. Before moving to Hamburg in 2020, she was Professor of Political Science and Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Miami. Dr. Blofield’s research focuses on the intersection of socio-economic, gender, and family inequalities, and the policy process in Latin America.
Darion Akins, U.S. Consul General in Hamburg, will start the event with a short introduction to Women's History Month.
Join us for an exciting and enlightening panel discussion followed by a Q&A.