PASADENA – ColoradoBoulevard.net:
The Pasadena Unified School District has a guaranteed showstopper for its Women’s History Month event.
By Alexis Kelly
None other than Hillary Rodham Clinton is keynoting the 5th annual PUSD Women’s History Month assembly.
Ms. Clinton has recorded a personal message to PUSD students commending them for honoring Women’s History Month. In the keynote she says, “It fills me with hope for the future that you’re taking time to study and celebrate the groundbreaking pioneers of the women’s liberation movement.”
The idea for Hillary as a keynote was the brainchild of the assembly’s founders, Pasadena Unified School Board member Jennifer Hall Lee and PUSD Marshall Fundamental principal, Lori Touloumian. Together, the two created the assembly in 2017 to focus on both women’s suffrage and the women’s liberation movement. Not many school districts include the celebration of the women’s liberation movement in Women’s History Month events. Women’s History Week originated in Santa Rosa in 1978, and it was expanded by Congress in 1981 to Women’s History Month.
Speakers at the event will include Congressmember Judy Chu, Pasadena City Councilmember Felicia Williams, Altadena Town Councilmember Dr. Sandra E Thomas (who is credited with, among other things, the creation for the 1-800 information number when she was an engineer at AT&T in 1968), PUSD Superintendent Dr. Brian McDonald and PUSD Chief Academic Officer Dr. Elizabeth Blanco.
Female students at the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan have provided a video address in which they discuss women’s history and women’s rights globally.
This free live event is open to the public on March 23 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Fundamental Secondary School auditorium, and it will be live-streamed by KLRN (click link for more info).
Wed., March 23, 2022 6:00 - 8:00 pm Location Marshall Fundamental Secondary School 990 North Allen Ave.
Alexis Kelly is a resident of Pasadena. She enjoys reading, writing and watching independent movies when time permits.
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