Women’s Equality Day and Zietlow Awards: August 29

The annual recognition of Women’s Equality Day will take place on August 29, 2011, in the Library Events Area from 4-5:30pm.  This year our event is sponsored by Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Education.

As you know, we recognize Women’s Equality Day across the country on August 26th to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting American women the right to vote.  We have annually seized the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the work of women at ISU as well as reflect on the challenges still to be overcome.  This year’s event will include a proclamation by President Bradley, recognition of women in leadership, those who have received promotion, tenure, and University awards, as well as those who have retired.  Further, awardees of the 2011 Zietlow Research Award for Women Faculty will be announced by Charlotte Zietlow and the Women’s Studies Program will also recognize students with the 2011 Mary Elizabeth Owens Dailey Award, presented by Sherron Dailey.

Light refreshments will be served and poster presentations from Women’s Studies 200 classes will be on display.

You are also invited to remain with us in the Library Events Area from 6:00-8:00pm for a screening of Iron Jawed Angels, (2004), starring Hilary Swank, Frances O’Connor, Julia Ormond, and Anjelica Huston.  The film focuses on the American women’s suffrage movement in the early 1900s and the passage of the 19th Amendment. The film is being sponsored by the Office of General Education.

Equality Day Planning Committee: Ann Rider, Marsha Miller and Darlene Hantzis