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Bernetta Thigpen to Speak on the Status of Women in NC

Bernetta Thigpen, BS. MS. will speak on “The Status of Women in North Carolina” on Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. at the opening meeting for AAUW’s 2013-2014 programs. Join us at Carolina Woods Retirement Community, Carolina Room, 750 Weaver Dairy Rd., Chapel Hill. This is a very current and dynamic topic for all females in our state. The status of North Carolina women is already being impacted by the current Legislature and new Governor. Please plan to attend this timely and informative program.

About the Speaker
Bernetta Thigpen serves as Region Director for the Northern Piedmont Region Office of the NC Council for Women, located in Greensboro, NC. Bernetta has been responsible the oversight and monitoring of family stabilization/self-sufficiency programs , domestic violence and sexual assault programs, training non-profits boards and providing technical assistance and consultation to a host of victim service agencies. She is a qualified mental health professional with 25 years of experience working as an advocate and provider for individuals with mental illness. Previously, she was a part-time faculty member at Guilford Technical Community College and is currently volunteering as an adult literacy teacher at Reading Connections in Greensboro. She holds a BS and MS degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Ms. Thigpen has two college-aged children.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) is a non-profit group, whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

Coffee and conversation from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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