Like the characters in “Steel Magnolias,” women show strength of all kinds. They create new life, they keep families together, they raise the children that become tomorrow’s leaders. They open businesses, they invent, they heal, they invest . . . . and some choose to show their strength in other ways.
On Wednesday, May 1st, at 7:00 PM, at the Cranford Community Center at 220 Walnut Avenue, the Friends of the Cranford Public Library are hosting a lecture by Dr. Helen Brudner, Associate Director at the School of Political and International Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Brudner will discuss the role of women who have served, and who are currently serving, in the United States armed forces. Emphasizing particularly on World War II through current day, Dr. Brudner will talk about how women in the American military were perceived, how they perceived themselves, and how this has changed over time. She will point out the roles they played and continue to play as military personnel, and will highlight women warriors from our area.
The program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Admission is free, and all are welcome. What a great way to build pride in the women of our nation!!!!
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