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Interactive Panel Discussion, ‘Just Work’ Set for Feb. 21

WHEELING — An interactive panel discussion, “Just Work,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Center for Educational Technologies’ recital hall at Wheeling Jesuit University.

The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing men and women seeking employment after incarceration or drug rehabilitation. WJU’s Appalachian Institute is the sponsor for the event.

The panelists are four female leaders from government, prisons, social services and business who work to increase opportunities for employment as an important means to restore men, women and community. The panelists include Laura Albertini-Weigel, director of YWCA Wheeling’s WIND program; Lisa Allen, president and CEO of Ziegenfelder Co.; Betsy Jividen, commissioner of the West Virginia Division of Corrections; and Jill Upson, executive director for Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and former Republican delegate.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Rich McCouch, S.J., director of the Appalachian Institute, at rmccouch@wju.edu or 304-243-4361.

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