March 3, 2014

Radical Women in History Subject of Panel Discussion at FRCC Campus in Longmont

Members of the history faculty at Front Range Community College will discuss six women whose courage and dedication changed history.

The Radical Women in History panel discussion is an annual recognition of Women’s History Month. It will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Community Room of the Classroom Building at the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont.

The women to be discussed are Eleanor of Aquitaine, a 12th century queen of France and of England; Ida B. Wells, a 19th and 20th century African-American journalist and editor; Francis Bolton, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 29 years from Ohio responsible for promoting U.S. diplomatic attention to nations in Africa; Isabel Allende, a Chilean-American writer whose works pay homage to the lives of women; Bella Abzug, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, a leader of the Women’s Movement nationally and internationally, and an member of the Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y.; and Irena Sendler, a member of the Polish Underground in World War II who is credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust and stands with figures like Raoul Wallenberg recognized by Israel as a Righteous Among the Nations.

Members of the faculty taking part are Andy DeRoche, Mark Mavrogianes, Jean Kingston, Dylan Clark, Doug Snyder, and Mary Ann Grim.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.


About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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