Friendship Concert to support Tohoku University, Sendai Japan

Please spread the word to those in Juneau regarding this Benefit Concert 

Original Modern Music Compositions for Two Pianos
When: September 11th at 3:00 p.m.
Where: Egan Lecture Hall, Univ. of Alaska Southeast (UAS), Juneau

Free concert / donations will support Tohoku University, Sendai Japan

All music composed by Etsuko Kimura Pederson (Fairbanks composer &
pianist, and UAF Alumna.)

Pianists: Etsuko Kimura Pederson and Paul Krejci.
All music is based on Etsuko’s life experience in Alaska.

UAF and Tohoku University are Partner Universities.  This partnership celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2010.  Etsuko and Paul performed a UAF Friendship Concert at Tohoku University in May 2010.  On March 11th 2011, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan severely damaged Tohoku University. Donations at this concert, and sales of Etsuko Kimura Pederson's Modern Music for Two Pianos CD will benefit Tohoku University.


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Women's and Gender Studies (WGS) @ UAF!

Enroll now before these WGS Fall offerings are filled. 
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Celebrate Women's Equality Day with this video from AAUW

Celebrate Women's Equality Day August 26th, and at every opportunity you have to vote! 

Watch this short video from the American Association of University Women,  "It's My Vote: I will Be Heard"

Celebrate those who worked tirelessly for Women's Right to Vote!


Celebrate Women's Equality Day August 26th

Celebrate - 40th Anniversary - Women’s Equality Day!
At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY), in 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.”
The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women in the United States the right to vote.
The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, but also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. 

Read the Resolution for Women's Equality Day
Joint Resolution of Congress, 1971
Designating August 26 of each year as 
Women’s Equality Day
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have been treated as second-class citizens and have not been entitled the full rights and privileges, public or private, legal or institutional, which are available to male citizens of the United States; and
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have united to assure that these rights and privileges are available to all citizens equally regardless of sex; and
WHEREAS, the women of the United States have designated August 26, the anniversary date of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, as symbol of the continued fight for equal rights: and
WHEREAS, the women of United States are to be commended and supported in their organizations and activities,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that August 26th of each year is designated as Women’s Equality Day, and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation annually in commemoration of that day in 1920, on which the women of America were first given the right to vote, and that day in 1970, on which a nationwide demonstration for women’s rights took place.

Come to the Women's Center, 112 Eielson 
Celebrate & test  your knowledge on the 
Women's Equality Day Quiz