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

RCW's Commemoration of the International Women's Year Included a Week-long Series of Events November 11-14, 1975

 

December 1975 through December 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.

 

Here are some pages from Alverno's International Women's Year Celebration brochure.

This is the front cover of the International Women's Year brochure.

These are some inner pages of the International Women's Year brochure. Sessions listed include: Affirmative Action, Business Women's Luncheon, Back to School: Is it for me?, Sexism in the Schools: What the Educator Can Do, Give Your child a chance to be Himself, to be Herself, Cross Running for Girls and Women.

This is an additional inner page of the International Women's Year brochure. Sessions listed include: Women: New Religious Consciousness and its Meaning for the Church (sessions 7 and 8 were both on this topic), and Antonia: Portrait of the Woman.

Here is a link to a printable PDF copy of the entire International Women's Year Celebration brochure.


This is a black and white photograph of Sister Joel Read speaking in the Commons at the opening invitational dinner for Alverno's observance of the International Women's Year on November 11, 1975.

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

 

Below is a long 3-page Alverno press release describing activities planned for the International Women's Year Observance during the week of November 11-14, 1975.

This is the first page of a 3 page Alverno press relase announcing the college's observance of the International women's year held November 11-14, 1975.

 

This is  page 2 of a 3 page Alverno press relase announcing the college's observance of the International women's year held November 11-14, 1975.

 

This is the final page of a 3 page Alverno press relase announcing the college's observance of the International women's year held November 11-14, 1975.

Here is a link to a printable and searchable version of the press release. [PDF]


RCW Interviews of Members of the Alverno Community Representing Foreign Cultures: Part of the College's International Women's Year Observance

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 along with excerpts from their interviews. Interviewed, but not pictured below, was Laila Aaen, former Sociology faculty, representing Norway.


As a part of its International Women's Year Observance, the RCW conducted interviews of members of the Alverno Community representing foreign cultures. This is a black and white photo of Hilda Houston representing England.

Hilda Houston, former nursing faculty,
representing England

 

Below is a link to her interview excerpt. [PDF]

 


As a part of its International Women's Year Observance, the RCW conducted interviews of members of the Alverno Community representing foreign cultures. This is a black and white photo of Lisa Jany representing Brazil.

Lisa Jany, former student,
representing Brazil

 

Below is a link to her interview excerpt. [PDF]

 


As a part of its International Women's Year Observance, the RCW conducted interviews of members of the Alverno Community representing foreign cultures. This is black and white photo of Jan Kennedy representing Australia.

Jan Kennedy, former library director,
representing Australia

 

Below is a link to her interview excerpt. [PDF]

 


As a part of its International Women's Year Observance, the RCW conducted interviews of members of the Alverno Community representing foreign cultures. This is a black and white photo of Estelle Lau representing China.

Estelle Lau, former history faculty,
representing China

 

Below is a link to her interview excerpt.

 


As a part of its International Women's Year Observance, the RCW conducted interviews of members of the Alverno Community representing foreign cultures. This is ablack and white photo of Navenka Bralich Davis representing the former Yugoslavia.

Navenka Bralich Davis, former student,
representing the former Yugoslavia

 

As a part of its International Women's Year Observance, the RCW conducted interviews of members of the Alverno Community representing foreign cultures. This is a black and white photo of  Karmelita Momcilovic representing the former Yugoslavia.

Karmelita Momcilovic, former student,
representing the former Yugoslavia

 

Below is a link to their interview excerpt. [PDF]

 


Below is a link to the interview excerpt of Laila Aaen, former Sociology faculty representing Norway, for whom we do not have a photograph. [PDF]