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On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton established the American Red Cross.

Thanks to an amendment written by Susan B. Anthony in 1853, women earned the right to vote in 1920.

On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus. Today, she is known by the U.S. Congress as the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement."

In 1983, Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space and the youngest American astronaut ever to orbit Earth.

In 2007, USA Today ranked philanthropist and TV host Oprah Winfrey as the most influential woman and most influential black person of the previous quarter century. She is the only person to appear on Time Magazine's Time 100 (Most Influential People in the World) list every year since it began.

In 2009, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the most successful female presidential candidate in American history.

It is because of these woman, and countless others, that the whole month of March still isn't enough time to recognize the contributions of women throughout history. Attend any or all of the following events to join the campus as we celebrate the past and look to you, our female students, staff, and faculty, as continued hope for the future.

Wednesday, March 3
Panel Discussion: Members of Penn State Brandywine's faculty and students, as well as the community will discuss issues pertinent to women

12:30-1:20 p.m., Large Conference Room

Tuesday, March 16
Stress Reduction through Meditation and Yoga

An introduction taught by Jennifer Maguire
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Large Conference Room

Friday, March 19
The State Police will be giving a presentation on women and safety issues

12:30-1:20 p.m., Large Conference Room

Tuesday, March 23
Women and Heart Health

Presentation by Dr. Helen Kuroki, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Riddle Memorial Hospital
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Vairo Library, room 111

Wednesday, March 24
Women in Film, presentation by Wayne McMullen

12:30-1:20 p.m., Tomezsko Building, room 103

Thursday, March 25
Annual Women’s Commission Luncheon

Speaker Dr. Joanne Gillis-Donovan, president and CEO of Melmark, an organization that serves 278 children and adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities in Pa. and Mass.
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Tomezsko Building Lounge

Tuesday, April 6
Award-winning poet and professor Daisy Fried will read from her books at Litapalooza

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Tomezsko Building Lounge

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