GREENVILLE, Pa.—The Thiel College event to feature members of its faculty, administration and Board of Trustees celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States but also discussing the continuing issues women face will take place this fall.
City of Farrell Magisterial District Judge Mary Odem, J.D.— the first black woman in Mercer County to serve in that role—and a Thiel College Board of Trustees member will be the moderator for the event. This special event celebrates 100 years of women voting. Program discussions will follow a brief reception.
The event is free and open to the public.
The discussions will be led by President Susan Traverso, Ph.D., president of Thiel College and Professor of History; Sheila Nowinski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and director of the Dietrich Honors Institute; and Marie Courtemanche, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science.
“We want to celebrate and recognize the historic advances of women in this country and around the world,” Traverso said. “Even as we celebrate the milestone achievement of women’s voting rights, we need to recognize those areas, including health care, wages and safety, where women continue to face inequality.”
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