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Women's History Month Roundtable Discussion

The Levin College Dean’s Diversity Council invites you to attend a special luncheon roundtable discussion in recognition of Women’s History Month: Is there a special place in hell for women who don’t support each other?  Is there a special place in heaven for those who do?

Featuring our faculty, students, and alumni as discussion leaders: Dr. Betty Pinkney, Dr. Rosie Tighe, Serena Alexander, Kayla Griffin, Joyce Huang, Michaela Lowery

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Levin College, Bonda Room, UR 241
Lunch:  11:45 a.m.
Program:  12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

All are welcome (RSVP requested to by Friday, March 25)

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week." Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as "Women’s History Week." In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month." Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” From the Law Library of Congress' guide to the legislative history of Women's History Month.