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CROW Celebrates 20th Anniversary Oct. 24
For release: Oct. 18, 2002
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

The founder of The University of Memphis' Center for Research on Women will return to deliver the keynote address for the Center's 20th anniversary celebration Thursday, Oct. 24. Dr. Bonnie Thornton Dill will discuss "Race and Gender in Higher Education: Reflections on the Past 20 Years" at 7 p.m. at The U of M Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Ave. The free talk is open to the public.

Dill was a professor of sociology at The U of M, and served as director of CROW from 1982-88. She now is director of the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity at the University of Maryland and heads the research area "Gender Studies, Race and Economic Well-Being." Dill is an affiliate faculty with the departments of sociology, Afro-American studies and American studies.

University President Shirley Raines will speak, as will Ruby Bright, director of the Women's Foundation for a Greater Memphis, and Gayle Rose, a philanthropist who oversees the Rose Family Foundation and chairs the board of the Women's Foundation.

The celebration will conclude with a reception. For more information, call 678-2770.

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