Committee on the Status of Women to host ‘Women’s History Month’ event

The public is invited to attend a Women’s History Month celebration in March hosted by the Kaua‘i Committee on the Status of Women (KCSW).

The free event will be held at the Regency at Puakea activities room on Wednesday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

This year’s theme is “Nevertheless She Persisted, Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” The honorees for 2018 are Kaua‘i County Councilmember JoAnn Yukimura and Judge Laurel Loo. Both women are highly regarded role models for women of all ages and will be sharing their life journey and their career experiences as strong female leaders.

Previous honorees have included retired Maj. Gen. Mary K. Hertog, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, and community leader Aletha Ka‘ohi, a historian and descendent of King Kaumuali‘i.

The KCSW is part of the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, which strives to advance the status of women and girls by acting as a catalyst for positive change through advocacy, education, collaboration, and program development.

The KCSW meets on the third Wednesday of the month. The next scheduled meeting is on Feb. 21, 5 p.m. at the Mo‘ikeha Building, Meeting Room 2A and 2B.

All KCSW meetings are open to the public. For more information, please visit

If you need an ASL Interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, or an interpreter for a language other than English, please contact the Office of Boards and Commissions at 241-4919 or via email to at least seven days before the event.