The West Virginia Women’s Commission in collaboration with the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will present a panel discussion entitled “Women of West Virginia: A Life of Public Service” on Tuesday, March 31, at 4 p.m., in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater at the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The discussion is timed to wrap up Women’s History Month activities. A reception will follow the panel’s dialogue. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Women’s Commission invited women who have been leaders through advocacy, education and activism to participate in the discussion on the importance of women becoming involved in their state and national government. Panelists include Sue Julian, team leader for West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Cleo Mathews, mayor of Hinton; Dr. Montserrat Miller, associate professor of history, Marshall University; and Adrienne Worthy, executive director of Legal Aid of West Virginia. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session and then adjourn to the Great Hall for a reception.
For more information about the panel discussion “Women of West Virginia: A Life of Public Service,” contact Tara Martinez-Toney, interim executive director of the West Virginia Women’s Commission, at (304) 558-0070.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Cultural Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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