Women’s Policy Forum Partners With Sister Cities
The Women’s Policy Forum of Tarrant County in partnership with Fort Worth Sister Cities International are sending a delegation of top women in leadership for an impactful visit to Fort Worth’s sister city of Toluca, Mexico October 28-November 1.
The group will participate in a three-day symposia focused on women’s issues of respect, health, and education in both Fort Worth and Toluca and will discuss the challenges and solutions. Toluca will send a similar group to Fort Worth to continue the conversation in 2016.
The delegation consists of: Patricia Alridge, John Peter Smith Hospital; Patricia Cheong, United Way of Tarrant County; Margaret DeMoss, retired public health professional; Judith Harman, community volunteer; Hilde Horchler, community volunteer; Julie Johncox Siglinger, JP Solutions; Cynthia Johnson, Courage and Renewal North Texas; Cathy Kyle, community volunteer; Elizabeth Lawrence, Museum of the Americas; Tracy Marshall, Fort Worth ISD; Chelsea Marshall, World Affairs Council of DFW; Danielle McCown, Fort Worth Sister Cities International; MaryAnn Means Dufrene, Susan G. Komen of Greater Fort Worth; Cynthia Miller, Fort Worth Chamber; Deborah Peoples, community volunteer; Ann Rice, community volunteer; Ronda Stucker, community volunteer.
Toluca, Mexico is Fort Worth’s closest Sister City. Signed in 1998, this partnership has resulted in many programs such as: middle, high, and university school partnerships; municipal and economic forums, as well as trade missions; monarch butterfly tourism; culture, language, and mentoring programs; university interns; and police training programs.
While in Toluca the delegation will also experience Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This is a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world focusing on family and friends and their departed loved ones. The group will experience an authentic celebration of this special occasion with friends from Toluca.