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3/31/14: County Commission on the Status of Women to Bring Miss American 2014 to Buffalo


Nina Davuluri Scheduled as Keynote Speaker at May Luncheon

ERIE COUNTY, NY— The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women (“ECCSW”) has announced that they are bringing Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014 to Buffalo to speak at a luncheon on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Miss Davuluri, one of over 13,000 young women to vie for the coveted title of Miss America 2014 and its $50,000 scholarship award, is the first person of Asian-Indian descent to be crowned Miss America.

Miss Davuluri will deliver remarks on her platform "Celebrating Diversity Through Cultural Competency."

“We are thrilled that Nina Davuluri will be able to stop in Buffalo and we look forward to hearing her remarks,” said ECCSW Executive Director Sawrie Becker. “Erie County has a very diverse and multi-cultural population, so her perspectives will be welcome and thought-provoking. I encourage interested people to make reservations soon for what should be a very enlightening and entertaining address.”

"The ECCSW supports the Miss America Organization's mission of providing personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics, and the community," said event chair and ECCSW chair, Amy Rath

The luncheon will be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Twentieth Century Club, 595 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Luncheon tickets are $45 and are available by calling 716-858-8307 or by visiting www.eventbrite.com .   

The ECCSW works to assure that the women of Erie County have full participation on the issues that have an impact on their lives. Its goal is to connect women with the resources they need to reach their full potential. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.