Nine new women were inducted into the National Women's Halll of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York.
Over the weekend, in Seneca Falls, a town known for its role in the women's rights movement, nine women were inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Among the inductees were former Speaker of the House, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, former First Lady, Betty Ford, Bernice Resnick Sandler, who was instrumental in the passage of Title IX, and jockey, Julie Krone, who was the first woman to win a Triple Crown event. According to the Ithaca Times, Pelosi spoke about her decision to run for the House of Representatives and after inviting 17 other Congresswomen who were present up on stage with her, spoke about "what still needs to be done to improve the lives of women in the US." Betty Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Bales, who accepted the award on her mother's behalf, reminded the audience of the [significance] of her mother's decision to share the news of her breast cancer and later on, her struggle with alcoholism with the public.
Other inductees include Ina May Gaskin, Kate Millett, Mother Mary Joseph Rogers, Anna Jacobson Schwartz, and Emma Hart Willard.
In other news, poet David Baker will be giving a reading today at 4:30 in Cornell's Hollis Auditorium. Baker has published ten books of poems including Never-Ending Birds which was awarded the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry prize in 2011.
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