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 SRU to Observe 'Women's History Month' with Vignettes of Past Leaders 

 

SPOTLIGHT

3/10/2004

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU’S OBSERVANCE OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTHTO INCLUDE ‘VIGNETTES OF WOMEN FROM THE PAST’

             SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Those interested in unionization, civil rights, social justice, rhetoric, politics, history, community activism and women’s studies are invited to the “Women in History: Living Vignettes of Women from the Past” presented by Slippery Rock University’s Women’s Studies Program.

          The free lectures are part of SRU’s observance of Women’s History Month.

          “A Woman: Ain’t I?” detailing the life of Sojourner Truth, former slave, eloquent abolitionist and women’s right advocate, will be presented by Kathryn Woods at 4 p.m. March 17 in the Multi-Purpose Room of the University Union. “My Life and Times,” presenting the life of Mother Jones, fiery unionist, fighter on behalf of working people, played by Margaret A. Orner, will be offered at 12:30 p.m. March 30 in the Eisenberg Classroom Building Auditorium.

          The March 17 presentation is supported by the SRU’s Commission on the Status of Women, Commission on Race and Ethnicity, Office of Intercultural Programs and a grant from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

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