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Defining the StruggleDefining the Struggle

Sunday March 2 - Annual Maryland NOW Women’s History Conference

Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Maryland Women’s Heritage Center
Address: 39 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

Maryland NOW and Maryland Women’s Heritage Center present

Women’s History Conference: Women of Character, Courage & Commitment

Featuring a performance by Kate Campbell Stevenson


  • 12:30 Registration (Exhibits are open. Please enjoy!)
  • 1:15 Introduction to the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center – Linda Shevitz, MWHC Program Director
  • Introduction to the Women’s History Conference – Sara Wilkinson, President, Maryland NOW
  • 1:30 The Last Civil Rights Movement: Rights for LGBT People – Del. Bonnie Cullison, Sharon Brackett (Gender Rights MD), and Dana Beyer, M.D.
  • 2:00 Kate Campbell-Stevenson as Eleanor Roosevelt & as Bessie Coleman
  • 2:30 Mary Colter, Pioneering Architect – Dace Blaumanis, Urban Planner
  • 2:45 Early Challenges in the Maryland Legislature – Sen. Delores Kelly, Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez
  • 3:15 American Indians: Struggle for Existence and Identity – Sherry Ayers, Lumbee Tribe (Baltimore American Indian Center); Lillian Sparks, Commissioner of Administration for Native Americans, U.S. HHS; Mervin Savoy and other members of the Piscataway Tribe
  • 4:15 Importance of African-American Women’s Clubs to Early National Racial Justice – Author Susan Carle, Professor, Washington College of Law
  • 4:45 Younger Women Making History Now- Del. Aruna Miller
  • 5:00 Women’s Organizations: History, Progress, and Future – 2-minute summaries by attendees re: their organizations; Lisalyn Jacobs (Legal Momentum) and Sara Wilkinson, Maryland NOW
  • 5:15 Reception and Networking

Register Now

Cost $35 • Members $25/sliding scale

Seating is limited, so we encourage early registration. Reservations are required. You may also register on-site for the full price, or sliding scale. You can register below through Paypal, or send us a check.

Maryland NOW
P.O. Box 7716
Silver Spring, MD 20907

Use the “Pay Now” button to pay the regular $35 registration fee or use the “Donate” button if you wish to pay the member cost of $25 or on a sliding scale.  The registration amount for Maryland NOW members is $25, with sliding scale available.

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