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Women’s History Month Celebration Will Feature Author and Presidential Diarist Janis Kearney


JONESBORO – Students, faculty and staff at Arkansas State University are continuing to observe National Women’s History Month in March with a number of special activities.

On Tuesday, March 26, the public is invited to attend “An Intimate Conversation with Janis Kearney,” diarist to Bill Clinton, the 42nd U.S. President.  She will speak beginning at 4 p.m. in the Multicultural Center on the third floor of the Carl R. Reng Student Union.

Kearney will discuss her recent book, “Daisy: Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” and her experiences as a writer.  A reception and book signing will follow.

The theme for this year’s Women’s History Month Celebration is “Women Inspiring Imagination through Innovation.” 

The observance will conclude Thursday, March 28, with the second annual Women’s Leadership Conference, along with the Living Legends Luncheon featuring guest speaker Ginger Beebe, First Lady of Arkansas.  Those attending the conference, which is sponsored by the Multicultural Center, will participate in workshops about leadership, work-life balance, branding, and other empowering tools for success.

During the Living Legends Luncheon, one outstanding woman will be awarded the “Living Legend” award for her accomplishments and contributions to the community.

Interested individuals may register for the conference at the Multicultural Center’s website, http://www.astate.edu/a/leadership-center/multicultural-center/.  The Women’s Leadership Conference is free, but space is limited.

Also as part of Women’s History Month, an art exhibit, “Venus Gaze,” by Jorge Villegas, will continue through Friday, March 29, in the Multicultural Center.  His art features faces of women from various ages.  Viewing times are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All Women’s History Month events are free and open to the public.  Interested individuals may contact the Multicultural Center at (870) 680-4052 or astatemc@astate.edu for more details.

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Janis Kearney
Janis Kearney