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Free Event to Empower Women to Hit Scranton This Weekend

An event that’s been in the United Kingdom, Germany and other parts of the U.S. will soon hit Scranton. It's considered “girl power on steroids.”

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey highlighted the free program called "The Ceremony" on Thursday.

The free event takes place this Sunday, December 3, at 11 a.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. It's located at 420 North Washington Avenue in the Electric City.

Psychologist and event organizer Dr. Lauren Hazzouri says, "the goal of 'The Ceremony' is to bring women together all of ages to increase confidence, self-esteem, and clarity on how social norms affect how we think, feel and behave so that we can become our best selves."

According to experts, research indicates that "7 out of 10 girls have negative opinions of themselves in some way, such as their looks, school performance, relationships with family and friends. 70% of girls and women are insecure and unsure of themselves."

While the main focus of "The Ceremony" is focused on women's issues, men are invited to attend.

To learn more about the event and Dr. Lauren Hazzouri, head here.


  • 🤔

    I think these kind of things are ridiculous. It’s all about brainwashing these women and girls. Nothing more. My husband would never encourage me to go to this kind of event. ( Yes I am a woman). Every woman sometime in her life doesn’t like something about herself and this kind of event won’t help anything. You just have to learn to accept yourself for who you are and that’s it. God made each and every one of us the way he wanted us to look. We are all beautiful how we are and just need to accept it, period.

  • Archibald Bunker

    These events give women a false sense of empowerment. The brute reality is that the vast majority of men are physically stronger than women and as a result can overpower them if they wish.

  • warningfakenews

    There go those experts again. I wonder if they’ve ever seen real women, at least that they haven’t pinched their a**es, bought sex toys for them and told them how they’d use it, or use the secret lock button for the door that’s at their desk on.

    Before we bring in Trump on this, he was just talking the talk, Lauer was walking the walk.

    • warningfakenews

      Most men would probably be very supportive of their wives and girlfriends going to this. “You go right ahead, sweetie, I’ll be down at the strip club.”

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