Women of Change Panel Dis­cus­sion March 21

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TheVer­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and Ver­mont Com­mis­sion on Women will host a panel dis­cus­sion and lun­cheon at the Uni­tar­ian Church at 130 Main Street in Montpelier on March 21 at 12:00 noon. dis­cus­sion, Women of Change: Mak­ing Strides in Women’s Le­gal Rights in the 70s and 80s, will be led by Ver­mont Law School Pro­fes­sor Ch­eryl Hanna. The ex­pert panel in­cludes Sandy Baird, Esquire; Se­na­tor Peg Flory; the Hon­or­able Denise John­son; and Mary Just Skin­ner, Esquire.

Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Ed­u­ca­tion and Public Pro­gram­ming Di­rec­tor Tess Tay­lor says, “It’s won­der­ful to col­lab­o­rate once again with the Ver­mont Com­mis­sion on Women to cel­e­brate Women’s His­tory Month. This event co­in­cides with the Com­mis­sion’s 6th edi­tion of The Le­gal Rights of Women in Ver­mont, a hand­book to help the layper­son un­der­stand le­gal rights and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties un­der state and fed­eral law.” This hand­book can be found at www.women.ver­mont.gov.

The So­ci­ety en­cour­ages any­one with in­for­ma­tion on women who played sig­nif­i­cant roles in ob­tain­ing women’s rights in Ver­mont to con­tact the Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety. The So­ci­ety would like to make these ad­di­tions to the Ver­mont Women’s His­tory Project web­site. This web­site high­lights the role that women have played in shap­ing Ver­mont’s his­tory and pro­vides re­sources to make this im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion avail­able to stu­dents, re­searchers, and any­one in­ter­ested in Ver­mont women and their ac­com­plish­ments.

A res­o­lu­tion will be of­fered in the State House dur­ing the month of March to high­light the con­tri­bu­tions of Ver­mont women in his­tory and so­ci­ety.

This event is free and open to the public. Reser­va­tions are re­quested. Please con­tact Tess Tay­lor at (802) 479-8505 for more in­for­ma­tion or look on­line at www.ver­mon­this­tory.org/women.

The Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that op­er­ates the Ver­mont His­tory Mu­seum in Montpelier, the Leahy Li­brary in Barre, and pro­gram­ming through­out the state. Es­tab­lished in 1838, its pur­pose is to reach a broad au­di­ence through out­stand­ing col­lec­tions and statewide out­reach. The Ver­mont His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety be­lieves that an un­der­stand­ing of the past changes lives and builds bet­ter com­mu­ni­ties. Visit the So­ci­ety’s web­site at www.ver­mon­this­tory.org .

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