Activists Will Meet March 4 to Discuss Women's Role in Change
release: Feb. 23, 2001
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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
"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.
of the event are Women of Achievement, the Center for Research
on Women and the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis.
event is free and open to the public. For more information,
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