MEDIA ADVISORY: General Assembly to celebrate International Women’s Day
STATE HOUSE — Putting a spotlight on the smart, driven women of Rhode Island, Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush (D-Dist. 15, Pawtucket, North Providence) and Rep. Teresa A. Tanzi (D-Dist. 34, South Kingstown, Narragansett) are proudly hosting a state celebration of the United Nations-recognized International Women’s Day.
This year, the General Assembly will honoring Chief Tina Goncalves of the Pawtucket Police Department. Chief Goncalves is the first female municipal police chief in Rhode Island.
The event will take place on Thursday, March 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the State Room on the second floor of the State House.
An all-female police honor guard will escort Chief Goncalves. Following the ceremony in the State Room, the honorees are invited to the Senate floor for the reading of a Senate resolution in honor of International Women’s Day and then to the House of Representatives for the same.
International Women’s Day is a day to reflect on the achievements of women and the fight for gender equality. It is also a day for acknowledging the strides the world has taken in advancing women’s rights, freedoms and protections. The United Nations has recognized and celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8 since 1975.
For more information, contact:
Andrew Caruolo, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903