6th Annual International Women's Day Celebration is Slated

Feb 26, 1998, 00:00 ET from International Women's Day

    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Academy-Award winning actor Gabriel
 Byrne, actor Diane Lane ("Cotton Club," "Lonesome Dove"), former Canadian
 Prime Minister Kim Campbell, the 106-year-old survivor of the Triangle Shirt
 Factory, Rose Freedman, and actor Shirley Knight ("McMartin Trial") headline
 the list of program guests and honorees at the Sixth Annual International
 Women's Day celebration here at the Directors Guild, Sunday, March 8 from 2-4
     "We are honoring women who are positive role models in science, business,
 the arts and in life," says Polish-born actress Beata Pozniak ("JFK," "Young
 Indiana Jones"), founder and president of Woman's Day USA. "I'm proud to have
 worked with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who authored the very first bill
 marking March 8 as official International Women's Day."
     International Women's Day was first established by Congress in Copenhagen
 in 1913. It is now recognized and celebrated in many countries around the
     Other guests include composer Nenad Bach, a Croatian composer who has
 worked with the likes of Pavarotti and Bono of U2 to raise funds for Bosnia,
 human rights activist Saroya Mire, lawyer Gloria Allred and musical artist
 Suzanne Teng.
     "This country has given me so many wonderful opportunities, I felt I
 should do something in return," says Pozniak.  "When I discovered that
 International Women's Day wasn't celebrated in the United States, I decided
 that it would be a gift for my new country."
     Giselle Fernandez, co-host of Access Hollywood, will host the event.
     Officers and advisory board members of International Women's Day USA
 include George Spiro Dibie, ASC, Gloria Allred, Peter Dekom, Gale Ann Hurd,
 Sarah Pillsbury, Gloria Steinem, Alfre Woodward and the Hon. Maxine Waters.
     Tickets for the International Women's' Day Celebration are $25.  To RSVP,
 call 310/288-8080.

SOURCE International Women's Day