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April 27, 2010 > AAUW to honor two great women

AAUW to honor two great women

Submitted By Sandy Cashmark

Each year, American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fremont Women's History Team chooses to honor and dramatize the lives of inspiring American women who have contributed to the arts and literature and have furthered civil, human and women's rights.

"This year," said AAUW member Sandy Cashmark, "our team has selected for our reader's theater the lives of Sojourner Truth and Eleanor Roosevelt. Truth was a woman born into slavery in 1797 who, despite the fact she couldn't read or write, became a sought-after speaker by former slaves and women's suffrage movement.

Eleanor Roosevelt became a perfect choice not only because of her remarkable life, but also because AAUW annually awards a scholarship in her name."

Previous women honored include: Marian Anderson, Georgia O'Keefe, Agnes de Mille, Betty Davis, Toni Morrison and Annie Oakley.

Women's History Tea
Saturday, May 8 (Reserve by May 1)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Fremont Adult School Multi-Use Room
4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont
(510) 728 - 9700

Cost: $17.50

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