March 2, 2023

PHRC celebrates Women's History Month
Will feature several events including an in-person conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry

Harrisburg, PA- The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is celebrating Women's History Month with several events throughout the month of March.

The series of events kick off with an in-person Women's History Month Event (in partnership with the YWCA York) featuring Melissa Harris-Perry. It's happening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 8, 2023, at York College of Pennsylvania Waldner Performing Arts Center, 441 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403.

"This Women's History Month, we are pleased to partner with the YWCA York to host what I know will be an inspiring conversation with Melissa Harris-Perry, said Chad Dion Lassiter, PHRC Executive Director. "The PHRC is committed to raising the voices of women and highlighting their achievements."

PHRC will also host three virtual Lunch & Learn events.

  • On Thursday, March 16, PHRC will be joined by PennDOT Director of Equitable Transportation Nicole Tyler for a discussion about advancing and improving equity, inclusion and belonging in transportation. The Teams meeting will begin at 1 p.m. To attend, click here.
  • On Wednesday, March 22, PHRC will be joined by Commonwealth Victim Advocate Suzanne V. Estrella to discuss pathways to empowerment. The Teams meeting will begin at 1 p.m. To attend, click here.
  • On Wednesday March 29, PHRC will be joined by Rev. Carla Christopher, Assistant to the Bishop of Lower Susquehanna Synod in charge of justice ministries, to discuss how we can use our stories, skills and experiences to become catalysts of social change. The Teams meeting will begin at 1 p.m. To attend click here.

"The virtual Lunch & Learn events scheduled for Women's History Month are all thought-provoking discussions about inclusion, diversity, equity and empowerment," said Desiree Chang, PHRC Director of Education. "I am hopeful that these virtual events, and events held in the future, will provide resources and information that attendees can use to improve their communities and workplaces." 

About PHRC: PHRC, the state's leading social justice enforcement agency, urges anyone who has experienced acts of discrimination or hate to file a complaint with the PHRC by calling 717-787-4410.  Information and resources are also available at


PHRC Media Contact Details

Amanda Brothman

Communications Director 771-856-5971
Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission Media