February 4, 2002: Headlines: COS - Peru: Law: Courts: Minorities: Civil Rights: WCC: Peru RPCV Nancy C. Francis speaks at WCC

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Peru RPCV Nancy C. Francis speaks at WCC

Peru RPCV Nancy C. Francis speaks at WCC

Peru RPCV Nancy C. Francis speaks at WCC

Alma Wheeler Smith and Judge Nancy Francis Visit WCC Feb. 25

Monday, February 4th, 2002

Sisters inspire women to reach for their dreams

ANN ARBOR, MI — Washtenaw Community College welcomes high-achieving sisters Senator Alma Wheeler-Smith and Judge Nancy C. Francis as they speak at a luncheon Monday, Feb. 25 to celebrate both Black History Month and Women’s History Month. The luncheon will be held in room 123 in the Morris Lawrence Building beginning at 11:30 a.m. Ticket prices are $3 for WCC students and $5 for all others.

As daughters of parents involved in the civil rights movement, both Wheeler- Smith and Francis learned the power of leadership at a young age. Wheeler-Smith was a Washtenaw County Commissioner for oneterm and has been a Michigan Senator since 1994. Wheeler-Smith is now campaigning for the gubernatorial election.

Francis has been an activist for civil rights and liberties throughout her adult life and practiced law for 16 years primarily representing low and moderate income citizens through a unique, locally-funded,comprehensive legal services program. Francis was the first African-American in the Washtenaw County judiciary and has served on numerous boards and has won both the Sojourner Truth National Meritorious Award as well as the medal for Excellence in Bi-Lingual Literacy through the South American Literacy Society.

"We are so lucky to have both of these prominent leaders right here in our own backyard," said Kimberly Groce, specialist with the Student Resources and Women’s Center. "I hope that they make the women feelinspired to keep working toward their goals."

Space is limited so to make reservations or to get more information call 734-973-3397 by Feb. 18.

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