On Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m., “Women – Then and Now: How Far Have We Come?” will be presented in the Swedenborg Memorial Library at Urbana University, 579 College Way. Laura Baxter, executive director of Project Woman, will lead the session as Women’s History Month programming continues at the university. The public is invited to this free event. Free parking is available in the library and Barclay/Bailey parking lots.
Baxter will review the history of the women’s movement in the United States. From the plight of Native American women in pre-colonial society to women in Puritan New England, from the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 to sexual violence during the Civil War, and from the Temperance Movement to the Civil Rights movement women have been shaping U.S. society. Baxter describes both the highlights as well as the low moments of women’s lives in the United States.
Baxter has worked at Project Woman since 2012 and earned her MBA from Urbana University.