Women's Equality Day celebrated at Borelli-Edwards Galleries


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At Borelli-Edwards Galleries in Lawrenceville, more than 125 people celebrated Women's Equality Day. The annual celebration, held Aug. 26, marks the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Among the celebrants were Pat Ulbrich, director of the In Sisterhood Project, an oral history and multimedia initiative that documents the women's movement in Pittsburgh from 1967 to 1989. Event proceeds will pay for completion of oral histories. Civic leaders such as Alma Speed Fox, who, at 90, is the mother of Pittsburgh's civil rights movement, and Cecile Springer, one of the first female executives at Westinghouse, were on hand. Other celebrants included Barbara Fleischauer, the longest serving woman in the West Virginia Legislature and Cathy Raphael, a feminist and philanthropist. Maureen McHugh, who started the women's studies program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, purchased the "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" sculpture donated by local sculptor Judy Charlson. Susan B. Anthony, that firebrand of a feminist, was present, too, through the lively interpretation of Marybeth Kuznik.

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