On Thursday, September 19, the Alumnae Association, Summer Reading Program, and Resident Housing Association sponsored a public screening of the documentary RBG on campus.
Guests were invited to the McIver Amphitheater to enjoy popcorn donated by Aramark, as well as ice cream provided by Two Roosters and food provided by the Bull City Street Food Truck. Many guests arrived early to have a picnic style dinner before the screening began.
Highlights from the event included a free t-shirt toss prior to the screening and selfie station with paper-form Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The event attracted approximately 500 guests including students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and community members in preparation for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s arrival to Raleigh, N.C.
Meredith College presented the 2019 Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture, “A Conversation with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States,” on September 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., in Meymandi Concert Hall, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, was in conversation with Meredith College alumna Suzanne Reynolds, ’71, the first woman to serve as dean of the Wake Forest University School of Law. Known nationally for her expertise in family law, Reynolds was a principal drafter of statutes that modernized the laws regarding both alimony and adoption. She is the author of a three-volume treatise on North Carolina family law that has become the authoritative source for law students, lawyers, and judges.