Birgitta Dahl, former speaker of the Swedish parliament and former delegate from Sweden to the United Nations, will be the principal speaker at "Beyond the Glass Ceiling," a Seneca Falls Dialogues Event to be presented by Buffalo/Niagara Chapter of Friends of Women's Rights National Park Monday in the Twentieth Century Club. Registration will be at 5:30 p.m. preceding the program at 6:30 and a dinner.
Other speakers will include Liza Frulla, minister of Canadian Heritage and member of parliament for Jeanne-Le Ber Quebec, and Sylvia Hordosch, who works in the office of the special adviser on gender issues and the advancement of women in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
Julia A. Hall, counselor and researcher for Europe/Central Asia Human Rights Watch, will be moderator. Co-sponsors are Canadian Consulate General, Buffalo Branch of American Association of University Women, University at Buffalo Gender Institute, Women's Tap Fund and YWCA.
The Friends chapter will present its first Elizabeth Cady Stanton "In Her Footsteps" Award to Clothilde A. Dedecker, a senior honor roll student in Nardin Academy who is an intern in the office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and was a Senate page in July. She is founder and president of Western New York Girls Schools' Coalition-Afghanistan Project that has raised $18,000 thus far for the construction of Zarghona Middle School in Kandahar.