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Constitution Day 2018 to Be Held Sept. 19

Side view of Johnson Hall

Meredith College will celebrate Constitution Day on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 4 p.m., in lower Belk.

Hear from alumna Miranda Pikaart and History Honors major Morgan Johnson about their efforts to record the oral histories of women who worked to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s-80s.

Faculty will also speak about their work with the Women's Forum of North Carolina and the Meredith College Archives to build the North Carolina Women's Oral History Collection and contribute to a booklet about the Women's Forum's work on the ERA. Faculty members Angela Robbins, David McLennan, and Dan Fountain will speak at this event.

This event is part of Meredith’s History, Political Science, and International Studies Week, which will be held from September 17-21. Other events are listed below.

Meredith on the Silk Road
Tuesday, September 18, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Harris 214
How did cultural exchange function along the ancient Silk Road? Is China forging a new Silk Road today? And perhaps most important, can students in International Studies participate in Silk Road-style linguistic, intellectual, and cultural exchange here and after graduation? (Hint: yes!) Come to our open house to explore food, music, and art from Silk Roads ancient and modern. Chat with faculty members and alumnae about their experiences working and studying internationally, and explore study and work opportunities that can feed your wanderlust as Meredith student and beyond.

What You Can Do with a Liberal Arts Degree
Wednesday, September 19
10-10:50 a.m., Oak Room (Lower Belk Dining Hall)

How liberal arts degrees develop the crucial skills sought by today's employers? This discussion will feature Jane Matthews from the Office of Career Planning and a panel of recent Meredith alumnae who will share about their career paths and experiences. 

Alumnae Networking Reception (Event is combined with the Constitution Day event)
Wednesday, September 19, 4-6 p.m., Lower Belk- Dogwood A&B

Connect with Meredith alumnae from the History, Political Science, and International Studies department who live in the Triangle area.  Light refreshments provided. Bring your business cards!

Speak Out! Celebrating Women Warriors
Friday, September 21, 10 - 10:30 a.m., Free Expression Boards (Outside of Joyner Hall)

Throughout history, women have broken barriers, fighting gender bias and battling patriarchy to soar to great heights. Be inspired and lend your voice as we read from speeches, letters, poems, and other works by women of achievement, including Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Party Like It’s 1981! Celebrating Sandra Day O’Connor’s Confirmation to Supreme Court
Friday, September 21, 10:30-11 a.m., Place: Free Expression Boards (Outside of Joyner Hall)
On this day in 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the first woman to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court justice. After Speak Out! join us as we celebrate this historic moment for women in the United States!


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