7th annual International Women’s Day celebration held by AfriKque

Hampden County

People of all ages gathered in Springfield Saturday in celebration of women. 

Afri(K)que held their seventh annual International Women’s Day celebration at the Boland Elementary School Saturday afternoon. The event featured local vendors, musical performances, a fashion show, and poetry readings.

City Councilor Kateri Walsh made the opening speech and Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper also shared inspirational words. 

“There’s a lot of women in the world with talents to share and sometimes they go unattended and these women feel so special, they feel very empowered that their voices are heard and that their talents are being shared with the public,” said Karina Dice, founder of Afri(K)que. “This is one of the events we highlight their artwork, dances, and talents.”

Afri(K)que’s mission is to empower women and prevent bullying.

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