March 17, 2008 08:57 Age: 6 yrs

Helen Thomas to Speak at Emory Law for Women's History Month

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas – known as the “First Lady of the Press”– will present the keynote address for Women’s History Month at Emory, Monday, March 31, at 7:00 p.m. in Tull Auditorium. A book signing and reception in Hunter Atrium will follow. The event is free to attend and open to the public.

A trailblazer in the media industry, Thomas broke through barriers for women reporters. In her fifty-seven-year career as a correspondent and White House bureau chief, she has covered every U.S. president since John F. Kennedy Jr. Now, with Nancy Pelosi as the first woman Speaker of the House and Hillary Clinton as a female contender for the White House in 2008, Thomas will share her considerable wisdom and speak about the role of women in politics today and in the future.

The event is sponsored by Emory Law, the Center for Women, the Department of Women’s Studies Jessica Glasser Memorial Lecture, Hightower Lecture Fund, the Emory Graduate School, the President’s Commision on the Status of Women at Emory, and Emory Alumnae and Women of Emory. For more information please visit the Emory Center for Women Web site.

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