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Veteran Activists Will Meet March 4 to Discuss Women's Role in Change
For release: Feb. 23, 2001
For more information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

Women activists from different generations will come together to discuss their causes and work Sunday, March 4, at "Change Makers: Women's Activism in Memphis." The panel discussion will begin at 4 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Memphis at 1900 Union Avenue.

Panelists will include community activists Willie Pearl Butler and Roshun Austin Wilson; political activists Maxine Smith and Gayle Rose; and workplace activists Alzada Clark and Rae Dowdy.

"Our goals are to highlight the importance of activism as a strategy for improving women's status and to celebrate the fact that women have indeed made history in Memphis and continue to do so," said Dr. Barbara Ellen Smith, director of the University of Memphis Center for Research on Women.

Sponsors of the event are Women of Achievement, the Center for Research on Women and the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 678-3338.

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