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Women of Troy Celebrated

Brunch marks International Women’s Month with local twist

Friday, March 8th is International Women’s Day.

Staff from Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program are teaming up with fabulous Troy restaurant, Nighthawks, to mark the day with a local twist. The restaurant will be open for brunch where they will celebrate the women of Troy (and everywhere else too.)

From 11:30 to 4:00 pm on Friday, March 8th diners are invited to sit down to the fab brunch menu, order tailored cocktails, and hear from influential women of Troy. The event is sure to be a great meal as well as a fun time with some pretty fantastic local faces.

The event will also bring awareness to the resources available to women via Unity House’s Domestic Violence Services program, whose office sits kitty-corner to Nighthawks location at 461 Broadway in downtown Troy.

Speakers at the Women’s Unity Brunch will include Jinah Kim, owner of renowned Sunhees Farm & Kitchen in Troy; Mary Pat Donnelly, the Rensselear County District Attorney; Tandra Lagrone, Executive Director of In Our Own Voices; and Milinda Reed Esq., Director of Human Resources & General Counsel at Unity House.

Asked about the Women’s Day Brunch, Chef & Co-owner of Nighthawks Josh Colletto said, “We all know someone who has been victimized in one way or another. We want to give hope to survivors of domestic violence, letting them know the community stands behind them and supports them. As a restaurant within Troy, let it be known that we stand behind women’s empowerment and against domestic violence.”

For more information on the event, please contact Unity House’s Sarah McGaughnea at (518) 272-5917 or call the restaurant at (518) 272-1000.