February 11, 2011
Flagler College's Career Services Office will host the Women's History Project from Thursday, March 8 through Thursday, April 7, to honor women and their importance to American history, politics, athletics, arts and culture.
The project will include over 20 separate events and speaker presentations. Themes include the impact and contributions of women in film, music, education, athletics, literature and in times of war.
Keynote speakers for this event include award-winning producer and director Louise Vance, Olympic Gold Medalist Nancy Hogshead-Makar, author Masha Hamilton and award-winning novelist Connie May Fowler.
Other speakers include members of the college faculty and staff, students and alumni and members of the St. Augustine community.
The college will celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on March 8 with a program by Vance. Featured will be the nationally-premiered PBS film, "Seneca Falls," demonstrating the relevance to contemporary society of women gaining the right to vote.
Hamilton and Fowler's presentations are presented in partnership with the Flagler College Writers-In-Residence program.
Other sponsors for this event include the St. Johns Cultural Council, the Flagler College Student Government Association and the Dow Advantage organization.
All events are free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For the event schedule and more information, visit www.flagler.edu/WHP or contact Dr. Jenny Preffer at (904) 819-6286.