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 p.m. "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 world. 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