Office of Public Affairs
Feb. 28, 2001
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH EVENT
SHOWS 'WOMEN MARCHING ON'
OSWEGO -- With the goal of commemorating the original intent of the more than 300 men and women that attended the 1848 Woman's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, a program and reception will be held March 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Hewitt Union's Forum on the SUNY Oswego campus.
The program is titled "Women Marching On: Past, Present and Future." It will feature presentations by Dr. Judith Wellman and Rosemary Nesbitt, both former members of Oswego's faculty. Wellman was one of the historians who appeared throughout last year's documentary by Ken Burns on PBS, "Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.
Wellman's presentation will touch on the importance of the convention's declaration of sentiments, while Nesbitt will discuss this year's induction of Dr. Mary Walker into the Women's Hall of Fame, according to Dr. Robert Cole, director of the college's Women's Studies Program.
Cole said the program will be open to the public and will double as an excellent consortium for academic networking.
"We've asked a handful of women organizations to come, and the American Association of University Women will have information about their organization, so students can talk to them," Cole said.
Representatives from Delta Kappa Gamma; Vega, the college's women's honor society; and Zonta will also be present at the event, he said.
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CONTACT: Dr. Robert Cole, Women's Studies, 312-3527
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