March 14, 2007
Morningside College will observe March as Women’s History Month by hosting a panel discussion featuring women from various faith traditions on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue. The free presentation is sponsored by Morningside’s office of Campus Ministries and the Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS). The public is invited.
“Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams” will feature guest panelists Marilyn Cohen, executive director of the Sioux City Jewish Federation and Congregation Beth Shalom in Sioux City; the Rev. Yvonne Hawkins, minister at the Center of Life
Church International in Sioux Falls, SD.; Jennifer Santer, pastor at Third Presbyterian Church in Sioux City; Sarah Kitterman Stevens, active lay member holding leadership positions on state and national levels for Grace United Methodist Church in Sioux City and Project FAITH coordinator at the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in Sioux City; and Julie Walding, pastoral minister at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church in Sioux City.
Each panelist will share personal experiences and discuss the role and experiences of women in history for each of their different faith traditions. A question and answer period will follow the discussion.
Women’s History Month began in 1978 as Women’s History Week in Sonoma County, California. In 1981, a joint Congressional resolution proclaimed a national Women's History Week and in 1987, Congress expanded the celebration to a month.