Women's History Week Rich with Tradition
Byline: Reggie Gorski
Women's History Week has a long and storied history of its own in our community. Only two years after it was first celebrated in California in 1978, Kris Howard and Rena Trevor brought this special observance of the contributions women have made to the United States to the Harper College campus in neighboring Palatine.
Today begins the 12th such Women's History Week at Harper with five days filled with programs as wide-reaching as woman's influence has been in America.
It all starts with tonight's opening reception and dinner with keynote speaker Beverly DeJulio, known to most as Ms. Fix-It, a self-made domestic expert.
Tuesday's first daytime session in Room 242 of Building A salutes woman Olympians while sessions on Wednesday in Room 205 of Building P look at women and crafts.
Thursday's seminars in the board room of Building A look at women in technology while a jump to Sunday, March 9, brings an examination of the celebration of marriage over the years to Building A's dining hall.
Weekday programs begin at 9 a.m. with a welcome coffee, while Sunday's finale starts at 1 p.m.
There's no charge to attend any of the seminars, but weekday luncheon reservations need to be called ahead. …