Celebration of Appalachian women


Conference slated Aug. 20 at Harlan Center

Enterprise file photo Women and girls from across the county enjoyed last year’s “Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of Appalachian Women” conference held at the Harlan Center. This year’s event will be held Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Harlan Center once again.


The Harlan County Domestic Violence Council and Cumberland Valley Domestic Violence Service have announced the ninth annual “Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of Appalachian Women Conference,” a fun-filled, educational self-esteem summit, a day of workshops of interest to women.

The conference will be held on Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harlan Center.

The day will begin with registration and welcome by the Harlan County Domestic Violence Council members. Immediately following registration, participants will break into their individual workshops. Each workshop will consist of a 55-minute session.

At 12:15 p.m., attendees will come together as a group for a catered lunch (provided at no cost to participants). During lunch, an award will be presented to the Outstanding Appalachian Woman of 2016, a woman who epitomizes the spirit of the Appalachian woman through service to her community and family.

To nominate someone for this award, visit www.hcdvc.com and download the nomination form. Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 15.

This event is open to all women and girls of Harlan County over 13 years old. There is a $5 registration fee to attend, and pre-registration is required.

The first 125 pre-registered participants will receive a free tote bag filled with cosmetic goodies.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other women for a day of celebrating who we are and who we are capable of becoming.

Register now, by logging onto www.hcdvc.com to download the registration form, complete the registration form and return with $5 registration fee to: HCDVC, P.O. Box 1672 Harlan, KY 40831; by calling 606-392-1129; or pick up and complete registration forms at our official registration station, Ally Kats Hair Shack on Eula Gray Street or the Harlan Center on Main Street.

Registrations will be accepted until noon on Aug. 16.

Attendees are asked not to bring small children; there is no child care available on site.

Enterprise file photo Women and girls from across the county enjoyed last year’s “Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of Appalachian Women” conference held at the Harlan Center. This year’s event will be held Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Harlan Center once again.
http://harlandaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DV1.jpgEnterprise file photo Women and girls from across the county enjoyed last year’s “Believing in Ourselves: A Celebration of Appalachian Women” conference held at the Harlan Center. This year’s event will be held Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Harlan Center once again.
Conference slated Aug. 20 at Harlan Center
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