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2017 Empowering Women Luncheon

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Keynote Speaker: SONIA MANZANO

For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as "Maria" on Sesame Street.

Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. Throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm.

A first generation America of Latin descent, Manzano’s tale is one of perseverance and courage as she overcame countless obstacles to become one of the most influential Latinas in television.

If you cannot attend the Luncheon but would like to make a donation to support the services of the YWCA, click HERE.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017      12:00 - 1:30 PM

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center 

Click HERE for parking and arrival information. 

 For questions call 368-2261 or email mbcurtin@ywcarochester.org 


Change for Good.

The YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County has been a powerful resource for local women and girls since 1883.  The funds raised through the Empowering Women Luncheon help the YWCA provide housing and support services to over 1,000 women and families each year.

Your participation in the Luncheon will help provide shelter and support to more than 300 homeless women and children in our emergency housing—a total of 5,900 nights of shelter each year.

Your support today will also help young adults succeed with our Young Adult Services programs. 

A special Thank You to our Sponsors!

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  Citizens Bank 
   Conifer Realty, LLC

ESL Charitable Foundation