from Montgomery College
900 Hungerford Drive,
Suite 140, Rockville, MD 20850
For Immediate Release (00-08)
Date: March 14, 2000
Contacts: Dr. Brianne Friel, 240-567-5152
Renate Laine, 240-567-7970
Montgomery College Women’s Studies Program Celebrates
Women’s History Month 2000 with a Host of Activities
Founder and president of Women for Women International named
International Women’s Day Speaker
Rockville, Maryland - Ms. Zainab Salbi, founder and president of Women
for Women International, will provide a lecture on the effects of war and
long-term political strife on women in Bosnia, Rwanda, Croatia, and Kosovo
on Tuesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. in the Theatre Arts Arena at Montgomery
College’s Rockville Campus. The campus is located at 51 Mannakee
Ms. Salbi founded Women for Women International to redress the lack
of response from the international community to the concentration and rape
camps in Bosnia. Her organization now provides economic, interpersonal,
and educational services to women survivors of war in Bosnia, Croatia,
Rwanda, and Kosovo and has sent more than $2 million in direct aid and
loans to its beneficiaries all over the world.
The lecture, which is free of charge and open to the public, is part
of Montgomery College’s Women’s History Month 2000 activities. Other events
sponsored by the College’s Women’s Studies Program scheduled for March
and April include:
Thirteenth Annual Women’s Studies Scholarship Breakfast, Wednesday,
March 22, 7:45-9 a.m., Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus. The breakfast
supports the Montgomery College Foundation Women’s Studies Scholarship
Endowment and honors scholarship recipients and donors. The suggested minimum
donation for the breakfast is $10; $3 for students. For more information,
please call Julie Shackelford at 240-567-7971.
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Susan B. Anthony Story, a film about
the life of one of America’s most influential women of the twentieth century,
Wednesday, March 29, 4-6 p.m., Campus Commons Conference Room, 212 Campus
Tower, Rockville Campus. Free of charge and open to the public.
The Women and Spirituality Film Trilogy, Wednesdays, April 5 and
12, 4-6 p.m., Campus Commons Conference Room, 212 Campus Tower, Rockville
Campus. Free of charge and open to the public.
Montgomery College’s Women’s Studies Program sponsors a variety of events,
activities, and services throughout the year, including the Women’s Studies
Lecture Series; “Pandora’s Box,” a lively talk show series addressing women’s
issues on the College’s Cable Channel 51, Mondays at 9 p.m.; and the Rockville
Food Pantry, a voluntary, anonymous resource for students and others in
the College community that need food.
Poets Lucille Clifton and Sonya Sanchez, Thursday, April 6, 1 p.m.,
Theatre Arts Arena, Rockville Campus. Free of charge and open to the public.
For more information on Montgomery College’s Women’s History Month 2000
events, please call 240-567-1757.
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