CLC plans events for Women’s History Month

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Central Lakes College
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In honor of International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Central Lakes College will host the following activities at the Brainerd campus. Each is free and open to the public.

“A Celebration of Women’s History Month,” featuring speakers, a slideshow and cake will take place at noon March 4 in the cafeteria.

“The Champion of Persistence,” a play on the life and legacy of Jeannette Rankin, the first U.S. Congresswoman elected in 1916 from Montana, is planned for 7 p.m. March 9 in the Chalberg Theatre. With grace and humor, Rankin battled for women’s suffrage, labor rights, social justice and children. She was one of the first citizens to speak out against the Vietnam War.

J. Emily Peabody wrote and performs this one-woman play. This event is a collaboration with the American Association of University Women, Brainerd Lakes League of Women Voters and the CLC Office of Diversity.

On March 19 in room E203, Betty Folliard, founder of ERA Minnesota and former three-term state representative, will give an up-to-the-moment presentation on the state of the Equal Rights Amendment now getting national attention. There will be 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. sessions. This event is brought in collaboration with AAUW, Brainerd Lakes League of Women Voters and the CLC Office of Diversity.

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