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Women’s symposium tackles various issues

The recycled license plate purse shows how some women can go green.
The recycled license plate purse shows how some women can go green.

By Edna Horton/reporter

The recycled license plate purse shows how some women can go green.
The recycled license plate purse shows how some women can go green.

Entertainment, networking and going green are on the agenda for The Eighth Annual Women’s Symposium.

Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee and the Women in New Roles Network, the symposium will be 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 4 in the SSTU Living Room on South Campus with more than 35 displays in the cafeteria.

“It is a day of elegance in our learning community with speakers, information, conversations, question-and-answer sessions, door prizes, entertainment and networking, and it’s free,” said Trish Light, South Campus psychology associate professor and event chair.

The opening question-and-answer session begins at 9 a.m. Carlos Antonio Rovelo from the North Texas Corporate Recycling Council and a South Campus government instructor will give a multimedia presentation Green Innovation: A New Way of Doing Something — the Myth, the Reality and the Future.

Rovelo will also have a display at the event with several everyday items made from 100 percent recycled materials. Examples include belts, purses, a watch made from a tin can and a jacket from a Banana Republic store. Rovelo said the display will bring a different way of looking at trash.

“The purse is made out of a Texas license plate,” he said.

Several different companies, schools and small business individuals will be on hand 10-11 a.m. for the displays and networking. They include Mary Kay, Avon, Pampered Chef, Dallas Baptist University and Women in New Roles.

A general question-and-answer session How Green Is Fort Worth begins at 11 a.m. with Kathleen Hicks, mayor pro tem on the Fort Worth City Council.

Entertainment and door prizes will follow the general session noon-12:30 p.m. TCC student Amanda Hand will perform with her cover band, The Familiars. Hand said her band likes to play songs from different styles and decades like Feist, The Beatles, Rickie Lee Jones and The Clash.

“A lot of cover bands are the predictable classic rock or blues type, but we strive to be a little different,” she said.

The Women’s Symposium is a free event open to TCC students and the general public. For more information or to be a vendor, call Light at 817-515-4740.

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