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January 24, 2018

AAUW to Host Women’s Rights Discussion at La Roche College

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 24, 2018 – On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the Pittsburgh, North Hills Pittsburgh and Fox Chapel Area branches of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will present “Girls Just Want to Have Civil Rights: How to be an Advocate & Ally in the Fight for Equity” at La Roche College.

The event will be held in Lecture Hall 101 of the Palumbo Science Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Interim Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations of AAUW Anne Hedgepeth will lead the presentation and discuss the most pressing civil rights issues for women and girls, and the crucial part people can play in advancing gender equity. 

“Strides are being made toward advancing gender equity, but deep disparities continue to exist across the globe,” said Peggy Schmiedecke, associate director of admissions and La Roche’s AAUW representative. “La Roche is proud to host AAUW on our campus for a discussion on this important topic in today’s society.”

AAUW empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, members have examined and taken positions on fundamental educational, social, economic and political issues. 

This event is free and open to the public. Register here.

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.