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September 28, 2001

Sloss' 100th birthday celebrated during annual Women's Week

by Debra Gibson
"Changing the Climate" is the focus of Women's Week 2001, which will be celebrated Oct. 8-12, with additional activities scheduled throughout October.

A party celebrating the 100th birthday of Margaret Sloss, the women's center namesake, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, at Sloss House. That evening's lecture will be delivered by Marie Wilson, president of the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Mary Louise Smith Fall Scholar for the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. Wilson's speech, which begins at 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room, is titled "Women and Power."

Additional lectures during the day Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 9-11, will be announced. Evening lectures that week, all scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Memorial Union Sun Room, include:
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9: "Can I Borrow Your Goddess?" presented by Nikki Bado-Fralick, president of the Midwest American Academy of Religion.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10: "Women Waging War and Peace: Assessing the Gender Dimension of Conflict," presented by Vijitha Mahadevan Eyango, gender and education adviser, Asia/Near East bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • Thursday, Oct. 11: Stacey Ann Chin, a performance poet.

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