Monday, March 24, 2008

Attention! Important Event!

CCAC Women’s Center to host postal stamp unveiling

Tuesday, March 25

The Community College of Allegheny County Women’s Center on Allegheny Campus invites the public to an unveiling of the recently-issued postal stamp in honor of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.

Pittsburgh Postmaster James Johnston II will comment on the author’s life (1896-1953) and the new 41-cent commemorative stamp at noon, Tuesday, March 25 in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium lobby, 808 Ridge Ave., North Shore. Light refreshments will be served.

The stamp was first issued Feb. 21 in Cross Creek, Fla., where Rawlings formerly lived. Best known for her novel “The Yearling” and her memoir “Cross Creek,” Rawlings is the 24th person to be honored in the Postal Service’s Literary Arts series of stamps.

As part of the Women’s History Month event, the U.S. Postal Service will also staff tables from noon to 2 p.m. that day to provide details about employment opportunities and services such as passport applications, business development strategies and consumer protection guidelines.

“The F-Word: Feminism in the age of MySpace, Paris Hilton, Hillary and Facebook.”

Wednesday, March 26

In honor of Women's History Month, Community College of Allegheny County-Allegheny Campus will welcome Heather Arnet, executive director of the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF), to campus from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, March 26. The free event is sponsored by the CCAC Women’s Center and will be held in the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium, 808 Ridge Avenue, North Shore.

Arnet will speak about “The F-Word: Feminism in the age of MySpace, Paris Hilton, Hillary and Facebook.” From encouraging women to run for elected office to helping teenage girls “Girlcott” Abercrombie & Fitch, Arnet and WGF are at the forefront of a movement to engage a new generation?of women and men?to work for social equality and justice.

WGF’s mission is to achieve equity for women and girls in Southwestern Pennsylvania. In this role, Arnet has spearheaded the foundation’s efforts to pursue legislation at the city, county and state levels for fair representation for women and people of color on Pennsylvania’s appointed boards, authorities and commissions.

Arnet received a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a board member of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania and an advisory board member of The Forbes Funds.

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