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Women’s History Month Event Celebrates Capital Region “Living Legends” of the Social Justice Movement

ALBANY (February 25, 2016) — The College of Saint Rose and Albany Tempo Spectrum present a Women’s History Month ceremony honoring “Capital Region Women Veterans of Social Justice.”

The celebration will take place Tuesday, March 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Saint Joseph Hall Auditorium, 985 Madison Ave., Albany, New York. It is free and open to the public.

Students from The College of Saint Rose will present awards to:

  • Colia Clark, SNCC Selma voter registration drive and staff member to civil rights leader Medgar Evers;
  • Anne Pope, Jackson State University student activist and current regional director of the NAACP;
  • Dr. Patricia Barbanell, Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteer and past president, New York State Council of Educational Associations;
  • Nell Stokes, Montgomery bus boycott and past president, Black Women Association of Albany.

With more than 50 years of activism each, these “living legends” of the social justice movement have dedicated their lives to changing society to improve the lives of people in their communities. In addition to their civil rights commitment, they also share their careers as parents, grandparents and mentors.

For more information about the March 1 ceremony, contact Donald Hyman at hymand@strose.edu or phone 518-243-2202.

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