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Celebrate Women on the Forefront at Pilgrim Place

The Celebrating Women on the Forefront event aims to recognize a number of female residents of Pilgrim Place who have achieved accomplishments in religious or humanitarian organizations.

Honorees include Dar Nicgorski, who was named a Woman of the Year in 1987 by Ms. Magazine for her work with Central American refugees in the Sanctuary movement, an endeavor the resulted in her charged and convicted in Federal court.

In 1958, Barbara Troxell was the first woman to be ordained as a deacon and minister on trial in the New York East Methodist Conference.

Rosemary Radford Ruether, a Roman Catholic theologian who advocates ordination of women in the church, is a former board member of the pro-choice group, Catholics for Choice. Ms. Ruether is the author of 36 books and over 600 articles on feminism, eco-feminism the Bible and Christianity.

The event will be held Wednesday, September 23 at 10:30 a.m. in Decker Hall at Pilgrim Place. For information, contact Viki Battaglia at Pilgrim Place at (909) 399-5573 or email her at vbattaglia@pilgrimplace.org.

This is a free community event. All are welcome.

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