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Luncheon Celebrates Women of Character, Courage, Commitment
UC's WRC Presents Sally Roesch Wagner
Written By Victoria Lamanna '15, PR Intern
The K. Della Ferguson Womyn's Resource Center at UC coordinates this annual event in honor of Women's History Month
Utica, NY (03/03/2014)- The K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center at Utica College will host its annual In Celebration of Women Luncheon, themed “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment” on Monday, March 10 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the college’s Library Concourse.
Speaker Dr. Sally Roesch Wagner, founding director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, will discuss her “Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights” program, which equips young women to visit the United Nations to attend session of the Commission of the Status of Women.
Wagner will also speak on the untold story of Gage, the mother-in-law of L. Frank Baum who wrote the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and other Oz tales. Gage was influential during the Civil War when she opened her Fayetteville home as a station on the Underground Railroad.
Tickets to the luncheon are $10 for the general public and free for UC students. To participate in only the presentation, admission is free. The Library Concourse is located on the lower level of the Frank E. Gannett Memorial Library.
RSVPs for the luncheon are required by March 5. For more information, contact Kasey Mizener, administrative intern for the Womyn’s Resource Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Alane Varga, dean of student affairs, at email@example.com.
About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.
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