Worcester Women's History Project

Press Release

Worcester Women's History Project Unveils Agenda for Women 2000 Conference

Salisbury Mansion kickoff reception provides preview of 3 day commemorative event.

Friday, October 20th
3:30 - 8:00pm Registration, Mechanics Hall
5:00 - 6:00pm Reception, City Hall
6:30 - 8:00pm Opening Session, Mechanics Hall
Welcome, opening remarks and performance by Master Singers of Worcester
John McClymer, The Significance of the 1850 Convention
Keynote speaker: Jill Ker Conway, The Importance of Women's Stories in Women's History
8:00 - 10:00pm Musical Event: Sol y Canto - a Latin musical group with Rosie Amador

Saturday, October 21st
8:30 - 11:45am Workshops, Centrum Centre
12:00 - 2:15pm Keynote Panel and Luncheon, Centrum Centre
Plenary on current issues and challenges facing women
Meizhu Lui, Boston Health Access Project
Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, Supreme Judicial Court
Dolores Huerta, United Farm Workers, AFL-CIO co-founder and officer
Blenda J. Wilson, President & CEO of Nellie Mae Foundation
Moderated by: Emily Rooney (Host of WGBH Greater Boston)
2:30 - 4:00pm Workshops, Centrum Centre
4:00 - 5:30pm Keynote event, Centrum Centre
Poetry reading: Marge Piercy (co-sponsored with Worcester County Poetry Association)
8:00 - 10:30pm Historical dramatization: "Angels & Infidels," Mechanics Hall

Sunday, October 22nd
8:00 am Women's History 5K Road Race and Fun Run, YWCA, One Salem Square
9:00 - 10:15am Update On Women's Health Women's Faculty Committee, UMASS Medical School
10:30am - Noon Keynote Event, Mechanics Hall Panel of Biographers: "What Inspired Our Foremothers and How Do They Inspire Us?"- Moderator: Joyce A. Berkman, professor of History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst: Andrea Moore Kerr (Lucy Stone), David Gollaher (Dorothea Dix), TBA (Clara Barton), Jane Dutton (Abby Kelley Foster)
2:00 - 4:30pm Closing - Musical Event: Sweet Honey in the Rock
The Grammy Award-winning a cappella group of African American women's voices
7:00 - 8:30pm Historical dramatization: "Angels & Infidels," Mechanics Hall


About Upcoming Events Women 2000 Historical Resources Related Websites Get Involved
Worcester Women's History Project - One Salem Square - Worcester, MA 01608
info@wwhp.org - 508-767-1852