Celeste Thorson to Deliver Keynote Speech for UN Women SoCal Intl. Women's Day Celebration.

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Actress and activist Celeste Thorson will be the keynote speaker at the United Nations Women Southern California celebration for International Women's Day

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"It is our freedom of expression that makes all of these goals possible. So that we can go out confidently into the world and make new discoveries, solve problems, dream bigger and share that education with each other."

Actress and activist Celeste Thorson will be the keynote speaker at the UN Women International Women’s Day Celebration by the Southern California Chapter of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The event will take place Sunday, March 8th, 2015 from 11am to 4:30 at Clubhouse 6 in Laguna Woods, CA. Thorson will also connect with a global audience of women's rights supporters online, using the hashtags: #IntlWomensDay #UNWomen #SupportHeForShe #DearMe #SheInspiresMe

Thorson will join local artists, poets, and speakers like Polina Hyrn, Sandy Giedeman, Ruth Bavetta, Sherryan Lima, Ulla Barr, Karen Kyster, Linnea Lenkus and several others to share their experience and expertise about women's rights and equality.

"It is our freedom of expression that makes all of these goals possible." said Thorson. "So that we can go out confidently into the world and make new discoveries, solve problems, dream bigger and share that education with each other."

The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to work towards the "achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security."
The UN has contributed to the advancement of gender equality, through influential agreements such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The Southern California Chapter International Women’s Day Celebration will take place in Clubhouse 6, 24061 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods. The cost is $39, $29 for senior citizens and $19 for students. Lunch will be served and a silent auction of artwork from the many artists from fine art photography, to sculptures, to jewelry will be offered. To RSVP call CeCe Sloan (949) 683-1278 or email cecesloa(at)gmail(dot)com

About UN Women
According to UNWOMEN.ORG in July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

About Celeste Thorson
Actress Celeste Thorson has been seen on TV shows such as HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, and THE EXES. As a screenwriter, Thorson has written 45 episodes for various television programs and is currently working on the feature film BOOK OF MUSES. Thorson has been an advocate for human and environmental rights for over 15 years and has supported a number of organizations that promote social and political change. Thorson uses social media activism to share petitions and ways to take action via Facebook and @CelesteThorson on Twitter.

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