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Professor Sargent will help LRCC celebrate Women's History Month

To the editor,
On behalf of Lakes Region Community College and its Equity Committee, I would like to invite the public to attend our Women's History Month observance on Tuesday, March 19 at noon in the Bennett Library on the LRCC Campus. This event will feature a presentation by Professor Mary Lee Sargent titled, "What Is the Equal Rights Amendment and Why Everyone Should Support it."
Originally from Texas, Professor Sargent moved to New Hampshire from Illinois where she taught women's history and women's studies for years. In New Hampshire, she has taught history as a adjunct instructor at Lakes Region Community College, NHTI, Plymouth State University, and Southern New Hampshire University. She also taught the first American Women's History course ever offered at our campus.
A lifelong political and social activist, Professor Sargent has been involved in the feminist, civil rights, labor, LBGT rights, and peace movements. She was active in the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and early 1980s and is currently active in the movement to revive that amendment. She is also a board member of New Hampshire Peace Action and served as its chair from 2006-2011.
Professor Sargent will also be available after her presentation to answer any question and refreshments will be served.
On behalf of the college, I cordially invite all your readers to attend this great event!
Scott Cracaft
Professor, History & Social Sciences
Lakes Region Community College

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