LEWISTON, Idaho – Tickets are now on sale to attend the 3rd annual Lewis-Clark State College Women’s Leadership Conference, which will be held on March 6 at 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the college’s Center for Arts & History, located at 415 Main St. in Lewiston.
This year’s conference has the theme of “Extraordinary Women in Pursuit of Ordinary Equality: Past, Present and Future” and celebrates 100 years of a woman’s right to vote in the United States.
Registration for the event Is $55, which includes workshops throughout the day, lunch and a keynote speech by Lucienne Beard, who is the executive director for the Alice Paul Institute. She will talk on “Alice Paul: Crusader for Equality.”
The Alice Paul Institute honors the life and work of Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1988). Paul led the final fight to get women the right to vote and she helped in the writing of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Beard has been involved at the Alice Paul Institute since 1994, first as a volunteer and board member and later as a member of the non-profit’s first professional staff. From 2000-2007 she was API’s program director, establishing the interpretive story for public visitation at Paulsdale, Alice Paul’s home and a National Historic Landmark in Mt. Laurel, N.J., and creating the Alice Paul Leadership Programs for girls.
Beard has been the Executive Director at the Alice Paul Institute since 2012 and oversees API’s operations and strategic direction, including the maintenance of Paulsdale, adult and school programs, raising awareness of Alice Paul’s life and work, and advocacy for the Equal Rights Amendment. Beard has lectured on Alice Paul and her place in women’s history across the country.
Paul’s appearance at the event is made possible through the Sudden Opportunity Grant from the Idaho Humanities Council.
The conference also provides scholarships for area high school and college female students to attend the event.
Conference sponsors include the college’s President’s office, Provost’s office, Dean for Liberal Arts & Sciences office, Community Education, and the divisions of Movement & Sports Sciences, Social Sciences, and Business Technology & Service. Other sponsors include Simon Audiology & Tinnitus, Democratic Women, YWCA, Inland 360, The Center for Arts & History, and the Idaho Humanities Council.
Tickets for the conference can be purchased online by clicking on the “Register Online Here” button.
For more information on the event, contact the LC State Community Education office at [email protected] or 208-792-2447.