The National Council of Negro Women Sunday will salute women of achievement from Africa, Asia and the Americas for their contributions to international understanding and development.
A program of music, art, crafts, dance and fashion from several countries begins at 3 p.m. at Constitution Hall. Among the performances scheduled are those by the Dinizulu Dancers and the D.C. Youth Orchestra.
Women to be honored include Marie Davis Gadsden, vice president of the Phelps Stokes Fund; Dorothy Gregg, vice president of the Celanese Corp.; Odessa Komer, first vice president of the United Auto Workers, and Mabel M. Smythe, former United States ambassador to the Cameroons.
Also, M'Alieno Tau, ambassador to the United States from Lesotho in Southern Africa; Biyemi Kakeh, delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations from Togo in West Africa; Dr. Rita Thapa, physician, from Nepal; Kaval Gulhati of India; Mitsuko Shimomura, first full-time woman correspondent from a Japanese daily newspaper to be regularly assigned to a foreign post; Ambassador Lucille Maier, permanent representative to the United Nations from Jamaica, and Paquito Vivo of Puerto Rico.
A posthumous citation will be made in honor of Marta Bucaram Roldos, former first lady of Ecuador, and a youth award is to be presented to singer Stacy Lattisaw.
Tickets are avilable at Ticketron outlets and information is available by calling the Council Headquarters at 223-8055.