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Channavy Chhay, Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asians, will be honored at the event. PHOTO: LinkedIn

Hope and Change for Haiti will host a celebration of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 4 at the Rhode Island State House. 
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Channavy Chhay, Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asians, will be honored at the event. PHOTO: LinkedIn
At 3:30 PM at the Rhode Island State Room, under the theme “Together We Can Break the Bias,” Channavy Chhay, Executive Director of the Center for Southeast Asians, will be recognized for her passion and commitment to serving all people through her center. 
According to Hope and Change for Haiti, Chhay has “worked tirelessly and devoted herself to community service in our state.”
International Women's Day is a worldwide celebration held yearly in honor of women across the globe. It is an opportunity to recognize the critical role women play in enacting real and positive societal change. 
“It is crucial that we recommit to take bold action to ensure authentic relationship among communities in building inclusive communities. We need to set new goals to combat bias, stereotypes, and racism that undermine the social mobility of people of color, particularly Black people,” said Councilwoman Aniece Germain, Assistant Executive Director of the organization.
The event will include Planned Parenthood Votes! Rhode Island, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, Dialogue on Diversity, and Inclusion of Rhode Island College.
The speakers featured at Friday's event include: Dr. Merites Abelard, Chairperson of Women’s Program at Hope and Change for Haiti; Nellie Gorbea, Secretary of State of Rhode Island; and Kelly Nevins, CEO and Executive Director of Women's Fund of Rhode Island,
Hope and Change for Haiti HnC is a 501(c) 3 organization based in Rhode Island that advocates for women and immigrant rights and promote cultural awareness, and in Haiti, invests in community development with a focus on water, housing, and education in the rural regions of the country.
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