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Reaching Out in New Ways: Highlights from the History of Alverno's Research Center on Women

Happy 25th Anniversary, Research Center on Women!

A series of discussions were held (some were brown bag sessions) during the Fall of 1995 in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Research Center on Women. The capstone event was a presentation by Sister Austin Doherty on the history of RCW held on November 8, 1995. A fortuitous coincidence was the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing earlier in 1995--a fitting focus for the 25th Anniversary series. Other speakers included: Dr. Sarah Harder, Professor UW-Eau Claire; Dr. Florence Deacon, Professor Cardinal Stritch; Marie Kingsbury, Executive Director of the Women's Center--Waukesha; and Ellen Bravo, Executive Director, Nine to Five. All of these women were participants in the Beijing Conference.


The first discussion session, a "Report from Beijing" was held on Friday September 29, 1995 and featured Dr. Sarah Harder of UW-Eau Claire. Below is the flyer announcing that session.

This flyer is announcing the RCW 25th Anniversary Session featuring Dr. Sarah Harder held on September 29, 1995.

Here is a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


The second discussion session on "Where do the women of the world go from here?" featured Dr. Florence Deacon, OSF of Cardinal Stritch and was held on October 18, 1995. Dr. Deacon's presentation was titled, "From Nairobi to Beijing to...Where Do the Women of the World Go from Here?" Below is the flyer promoting that event.

This is the flyer promoting the second discussion session in celebration of RCW's 25th anniversary featuring Dr. Florence Deacon, OSF of Cardinal Stritch which was held on October 18, 1995.

Below is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


On November 1, 1995 the third discussion in the series on "Assessing the Issue of Family Violence" was led by Marie Kingsbury, Executive Director of the Women's center of Waukesha. Below is the promotional flyer for that event.

On November 1, 1995 the third discussion in the series on "Assessing the Issue of Family Violence" was led by Marie Kingsbury, Executive Director of the Women's center of Waukesha.Thisis the promotional flyer.

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


A celebratory brown bag session for the Research Center on Women's 25th Anniversary  was held on November 8, 1995. Featured speaker and RCW founder, Sister Austin Doherty spoke on "The History of Alverno's Research Center on Women."  Below is the flyer advertising that event.

This is a flyer promoting a celebratory brown bag session for the Research Center on Women's 25th Anniversary which was held on November 8, 1995. Featured speaker and RCW founder, Sister Austin Doherty spoke on "The History of Alverno's Research Center on Women."

Below is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.


The final discussion session in honor of RCW's 25th anniversary was held on November 18, 1995. It featured Ellen Bravo, Executive director of Nine to Five speaking on "What the United States Has to Learn from the Rest of the World." Here is the promotional flyer for that event.

This is the promotional flyer for the final discussion session in honor of RCW's 25th anniversary which was held on November 18, 1995. It featured Ellen Bravo, Executive director of Nine to Five speaking on "What the United States has to learn from the rest of the world."

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the flyer.