Join the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission for a Celebration of Women's History Month during this educational event on March 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cedar Falls Public Library Meeting Room.
Three women will be honored by the Commission for their impact on Cedar Falls. The honorees are Kristi Anhalt, Reference Librarian at Cedar Falls Public Library; Stacey Benson, CEO of Community Bank & Trust; and Linda Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus, University of Northern Iowa.
Emily Machen, Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa, will also be presenting an informational talk titled: “Beauty, Freedom, and Community in Interwar Europe.” Using powerful visuals from the time between the great world wars, Professor Machen will talk about the conflicting messages surrounding women's roles and the consequences that gender conflicts have on society. The war called on women to take on new roles as workers and heads of households while traditional ideals of beauty and domesticity were also present.
Professor Machen specializes in modern Europe. She has interests in both world wars, the Cold War, and women's history. She is a historian of modern France. She loves teaching and exploring connections between the past and present with her students.
Light refreshments will be served and guests can also enjoy Women's History Trivia (as time allows). All are welcome to attend.
This educational event is sponsored by the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission whose mission is to protect Human Rights and promote Diversity and Equity for ALL through Advocacy, Education and Outreach.