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Baruch Students Celebrate Women's Rights as Part of Student Life's Heritage Month Leadership Series

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NEW YORK, NY- March 18, 2015 - Baruch College students celebrated Women’s Rights on March 13 by participating in the Heritage Month Leadership Series hosted by the Office of Student Life.

The 24 students attended a day trip to Seneca Falls, NY which included visits to various museums in Seneca Falls, NY, the location of the historic 1848 Women's Rights Convention. Exploring the National Women’s Hall of Fame, students had the opportunity to learn about the history of distinguished inductees representing various organizations and areas of expertise whose contributions and achievements have made an impact on society.

Students participated in a discussion led by Professor Kathy Pence, Chair of the Department of History and Director for the Women’s & Gender Studies program, and reflected on their learning and experience through activates facility by Student Life staff. The day concluded with a visit from a historical actor dressed as Elizabeth Cady Stanton who led the group through the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Wesleyan Chapel, and the Stanton House.

The trip helped build awareness of the contributions women made toward social, civil, and moral rights.

“I had a chance to connect with other Baruch students who share an interest in both the history and future of women's rights,” said Taruna Manni, sophomore finance major, “and we got to share a lunch together while Professor Pence facilitated a discussion about the context of women's rights. My favorite part of the trip was learning about Elizabeth Stanton, a brilliant and passionate figure in the women's right movement.”

The Student Life Heritage Month Leadership Series is part of an ongoing initiative to celebrate the rich multicultural heritage of the Baruch College community. To learn more, visit the Office of Student Life website.

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Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

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Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
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