Did you you know March is Women’s History Month?  Well it is.  It all started back in 1987.  The National Women's History Project petitioned Congress to pass a law that would designate a month for the nation to celebrate historic accomplishments made by women.  Congress did just that and the rest is pretty much history.

Wednesday March 29, 2017 the City of Lake Charles Leadership Team on Community Diversity and Inclusion Committee, will host a special presentation open to the public called the “Brown Bag Lecture Series.”  This is a free event that will take place at Carnegie Memorial Library, in downtown Lake Charles (411 Pujo Street.)

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the lecture will get underway at 12 noon, with guest speaker Janet Allured.  A MSU Professor of History and Director of the Women’s Studies Program, Allured will talk about the women’s rights movement and it's impact in Louisiana.  She is the author of the book, “Remapping Second-Wave Feminism: The Long Women’s Rights Movement in Louisiana, 1950–1997,” which chronicles the evolution of women's rights in the Gulf Coast.

Don't miss this exciting and informative event.  Those planing to attend are asked to register in advance, by contacting Dena Jourdan at (337) 491-1465 or email dena.jourdan@cityoflc.us.   Event coordinators include Sylvia Stelly, President, Mrs. Marjorie Harrison and Dr. Michael Snowden.