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For Immediate Release

March 3, 2014

Liz Garland
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
Phone: (602) 926-3720

Twitter: @therealAZsos

Arizona Women's History Symposium
Arizona Women Hiding in Plain Sight, March 28-29

PHOENIX - The Arizona Women's History Alliance presents "Arizona Women Hiding in Plain Sight," a symposium dedicated to Arizona Women's History. It will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2014, at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. With opening remarks by The Honorable Sandra Day O’Connor, Retired Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, this day-and-a-half symposium will acquaint attendees with the current state of Arizona women’s history.

This symposium represents the first major public educational project of the Arizona Women's History Alliance (AWHA), a collaboration of the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame and the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail. It will help identify assumptions about women’s roles, discuss the importance of placing women in historical context and stimulate thinking about the research, writing and interpretation of women’s history. 

The public is invited to attend including historians, researchers, archivists, librarians, museum administrators, students and history lovers. The goal of the symposium is to stimulate the audience to participate in conversations about the contributions of Arizona women representing our rich and diversified cultural and social history.  This is an opportunity for attendees to hear and talk to notable scholars and archivists about conducting research on Arizona women, the process of historical inquiry, providing historical context and answering the “so what” questions.

The Symposium will be held in room CHO-110 in Cholla Hall at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 2626 East Pecos Road, Chandler.  It begins on Friday, March 28 at 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday, March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For a detailed look at the program of events, visit this website:

Advance registration is required and costs $20 per person, which includes lunch on Friday. To register, visit this website: Interested parties should contact Liz Garland at (602) 926-3720 for more information about the Symposium.

This Arizona Women’s History Symposium is funded by an Arizona Humanities grant to the Arizona Women's History Alliance (AWHA) and its affiliates the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame and the Arizona Women's Heritage Trail.  Additional sponsors include the Arizona State Library, the History Department of Chandler-Gilbert Community College, the Business and Professional Women/AZ and the Arizona Archives Alliance.

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