Lateefah Simon, Young Women’s Advocate, Featured Speaker March 30 At UNH Celebration Of Social Work Month

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 Room.

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 email at