We received the following press release this morning. It should be a great presentation:
MISSOULA – Bring your lunch and an open mind!
Rep. Diane Sands will tell tales of the extraordinary women who have participated in the public life of Montana when she presents “100 Years of Women in Montana Politics” on Friday, Dec. 9, from noon to 1p.m. at YWCA Missoula. The event is part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series.
Sands will discuss the role of the League of Women Voter’s in the 1972 Constitutional Convention and Ella Knowles’ 1892 campaign as the first female candidate for Montana Attorney General, among other anecdotes.
“Women have played many important roles in political history, from elected officials to lobbyists, and most have gone unnoticed and unrecognized,” Sands said.
Sands represents House District 95 and has spent decades as a historian of Montana women. She grew up on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Her family history nurtured an early passion for Montana history. After receiving degrees from the University of Montana and George Washington University, she began her adventure as a founding mother of women’s history and women’s studies.
The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a component of the YWCA Missoula’s Women’s Economic Advancement initiative focusing on women’s leadership. Each season, which follows the academic calendar, explores topics that impact women.
For more information about the Brown Bag Series, contact Michelle Williamson at 543-6691 or email@example.com.
Founded in 1911, YWCA Missoula is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Learn more at www.ywcaofmissoula.org.