Girls’s Equality panels proceed with concentrate on health, self-care


EVANSVILLE – Women’s Equality Anniversary Celebration continues on Wednesday with an online panel discussion focusing on fitness and self-care. This event is another to mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees women the right to vote.

The panel discussions all lead to the annual Women’s Equality Day celebration on August 26th with astronaut Mae Jemison.

The series “It’s our turn: Ascend together” will be continued on Wednesday from 12 noon to 1 pm with the panel discussion on Wednesday. It’s free and will be available on Facebook at

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This session is designed to provide tools for busy women who understand that in order to take care of their families, businesses and volunteering, they must first take care of themselves, according to the organizers.

Dr. Anne Butsch, a family doctor who focuses on integrative medicine. Kristi Cirignano, a functional wellness trainer, and Helen Shymanski, wellness coordinator and yoga teacher. The WEHT / WTVW anchor Shelley Kirk will moderate.

The next panel discussions will take place every two months on the third Wednesday.

In May, panelists will propose “SuperMom Tools” to help women play an increasing role in their children’s education.

In July, the focus will be on jobs called “Owning the Job: Realizing Your Potential”.

In September, following a Mae Jemison hearing that focused on STEM, the theme for Women’s Equality Day was “Technical Opportunities in Math and Science”.

In November, the program will look back with “Ready Next Time: Lessons Learned from a Pandemic” and prepare viewers for the future.

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Women’s Equality Day, held on Thursday August 26th, will introduce Jemison, an engineer and doctor who became the first black woman to join NASA’s astronaut training program and travel in space. She served as a mission specialist for the Space Shuttle Endeavor and orbited Earth for almost eight days in 1992. Jemison is now focused on encouraging young people to consider careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects to help solve the challenges of the future. Sponsorships are available and tickets will be available shortly. Follow the links on