Lateefah Simon, Young Women’s
Advocate, Featured Speaker March 30 At UNH Celebration Of Social
Contact: Sharon Keeler
UNH Media Relations
March 29, 2005
Editors/News Directors: Members of the media are welcome to cover
Lateefah Simon’s talk.
DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire Department
of Social Work is having a celebration in honor of Social Work Month
Wednesday, March 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Holloway Commons Piscataqua
Featured speaker is Lateefah Simon, executive director of the Center
for Young Women’s Development (CYWD) in San Francisco, Calif.,
an agency that provides peer-based opportunities for high-risk,
low- and no-income young women to build healthier lives and healthier
communities. Her talk is scheduled for approximately 5:30 p.m.
Simon has spoken at the United Nations and before the United States
Senate, and in 2003 was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.
She has also won awards from the Ford Foundation, Girls Inc., the
National Organization for Women and Oprah Magazine. After 11 years,
Simon will be transitioning out of CYWD to return college full time.
For more information, contact Mary Banach at (603) 862-4302 or by