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International Women's Year Observance

November 11-14 , 1975

 

December of 1975 through December of 1976 was declared by the United Nations to be International Women's Year in order to recognize women on a national and international level. It was supposed to be marked by programs affiliated with the widening awareness of women’s issues. As a part of its commemoration of International Women's Year, the Research Center on Women sponsored a week-long series of events highlighting past contributions and future potential of women in a number of areas such as communication, sports, business, education, politics and the arts.


Some Pages from the International Women's Year Celebration Flyer

International Women's Year Observance at Alverno Flyer Cover
 

nternational Women's Year Observance at Alverno Flyer Pages 2 and 3


nternational Women's Year Observance at Alverno Flyer Page 4

Sr. Joel Read speaking at the opening dinner for Alverno's observance of the International Women's year on November 11, 1975.

Sr. Joel Read speaking at the opening invitational dinner for Alverno's observance of the International Women's Year on November 11, 1975

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Alverno Press Release Describing Activities Planned for the International Women's Year Observance
nternational Women's Year Observance at Alverno Press Release Page 1
Year Observance at Alverno Press Release Page 2
Year Observance at Alverno Press Release Page 3

 



As a part of its International Women's Year Observance, the RCW conducted interviews of members of the Alverno Community representing foreign cultures. It was hoped that these comments would help broaden an awareness of the status of women around the world. Below are photographs of some of the women interviewed with the cultures they represented. Interviewed, but not pictured below, was Laila Aaen, former Sociology faculty, representing Norway.

Transcripts of these interviews can be found in the Alverno College Archives.



Women's Year Interviewee: Hilda Houston Women's Year Interviewee: Jan Kennedy
Hilda Houston,
Former Nursing Faculty
England
Jan Kennedy,
Former Library Director
Australia

 

Women's Year Interviewee:  Estelle Lau
Women's Year Interviewee: Lisa Jany
Estelle Lau,
Former History Faculty
China
Lisa Jany,
Former Student
Brazil


Women's Year Interviewee: Nevenka Bralich Davis
Women's Year Interviewee: Karmelita Momcilovic
Nevenka Bralich Davis,
Former Student
(Former) Yugoslavia
Karmelita Momcilovic,
Former Student
(Former) Yugoslavia

 

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