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UCR Women's Conference Puts Stamp on America and Beyond

UCR Women's Conference Puts Stamp on America and Beyond

(February 22, 1999)

Six local women will be honored for their courage and compassion Saturday, March 6, at "Women's Conference "99,' at Parkview Community Hospital, Founders Center, 3865 Jackson St., Riverside.

This is the third annual conference sponsored by the Women's Resource Center at the University of California, Riverside, and its community affiliates, to mark Women's History Month. This year's theme is "Putting Our Stamp on America and Beyond."

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers of America, will serve as featured speaker, while Helen Grieco, the California president of the National Organization for Women (NOW), will be the keynote speaker.

A hall of fame ceremony will honor local women who have demonstrated the same kind of courage as the 13 women currently on U.S. Postage Stamps: Mary Walker, Harriet Tubman, Babe Zaharias, Frances Willard, Dorothea Dix, Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan, Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, Pearl Buck, Emily Dickinson, Ida B. Wells and Sacajawea.

The local honorees are: Rosa Marta Zarate, social reformer; Lois Carson, community leader; Dr. Lulamae Clemons, humanitarian; Jane Block, founder of the UCR Women's Center and advocate for women, children and the environment; Eleanor Jean Grier, civil rights activist; and Theresa Elizabeth Valdez Yeager, a high school senior who has earned accolades for her scholarship and community service.

Conference participants will attend workshops from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. highlighting the importance of women in a patriarchal society. The cost is $20 per person or $50 for exhibitors. Fees cover continental breakfast, lunch, a t-shirt, exhibits, door prizes and supplies.

Program and registration information will be available at the UCR Women's Resource Center Web site: and the National Women's History Project Web site: Additional information is available from Adrienne Sims at the University of California, Riverside, Women's Resource Center, via email: or via telephone: (909) 787-3337.

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