Women of Change Panel Discussion March 21
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 .