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Jin In featured speaker at Cottey

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nevada Daily Mail

Jin In will be the next speaker in the Distinguished Speakers Series sponsored by the Cottey College's Institute for Women's Leadership and Social Responsibility at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Missouri Recital Hall.

Jin In is the founder and president of 4Girls Glocal Leadership, a multigenerational and multi-international network of women specialists and undergraduate students from the U.S. to cause bold social change in the ways the the world's poorest girls are valued, educated and developed as leaders.

Jin in, born into a wealthy family in Seoul, South Korea, became destitute when her father died because Korean laws at that time did not recognize wives as blood relatives. Her mother left the family to immigrate to the U.S., learn English, find a job and dream of reuniting the family. They were able to reunite five years later in Texas.

She realized in medical school that medicine in most countries has forgotten women who are often treated as second-class citizens. Her life's mission soon became one of empowering girls and women globally with local action. from this came the formation of 4GGL.

The event will be in the recital hall inside the Haidee and Allen Wild Center for the performing Arts on the northeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada. The speaker series is free and there will be a reception after the address in the Weber Foyer of the Center for the Arts.



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