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Department of Communications/
News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

URI's Women's Leadership Conference
to be held November 2

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 25, 2000 -- The Women's Center and the Center for Student Leadership Development at the University of Rhode Island will host the second annual Women's Leadership Conference on Thursday, November 2. Myrth York will be the keynote speaker. The public is invited.

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. To pre-register, call the Memorial Union Leadership at 874-2056.

The title of this year's conference is "Highlighting the Past: Lighting the Way for the Future."

"Our emphasis this year is to remind women of what an important privilege voting is and that it was not handed to us," said Sara Bendoraitis, URI Women's Center coordinator. "Our great- grandmothers and grandmothers had to fight for this privilege. Women today need to take advantage of their right to gain leadership in their everyday lives and careers".

Numerous workshops will be held on such topics as consciousness raising and everyday activism and action. Dinner, dessert, and conference materials will also be provided. The cost of the conference is $5 for students and senior citizens, $10 for faculty, staff, and community members.

For additional information, call the URI Women's Center at 401-874-2097.

For Information: Sara Bendoraitis, 874-2857, Jan Sawyer, 874-2116


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