Commonwealth's First Lady to Participate in Pennsylvania Commission for Women Videoconference Event Friday

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Media Contact:Jennifer Oxenford | or jmacdoug@isc.upenn.edd | at 215-898-0341September 8, 2006

WHO:    Marjorie O. Rendell

            Leslie Stiles, executive director, Pennsylvania  Commission for Women

           Anne Spector, PennCORD project manager, National Constitution Center

           Jennifer Oxenford, associate director, MAGPI Internet2 hub, University of Pennsylvania

           11th- and 12th-grade and undergraduate students from several high schools and colleges across the commonwealth  

WHAT:    A videoconference led by Judge Rendell, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and MAGPI to discuss the Governor's Conference for Women and the Pennsylvania Coalition for a Representative Democracy civics initiative with schools from across the commonwealth

WHEN: 10-11 a.m., Sept. 8

WHERE:  MAGPI, Suite 233A, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Walnut St., Philadelphia

MAGPI, Penn's Internet2 hub, will host this event, which will include a live interactive discussion with the Rendell and a multi-site question-and-answer session to raise awareness of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and its initiatives, including the Governor's Conference for Women.

Stiles will talk about the commission and its initiatives to ensure women and girls have equal opportunities.  Conference participants will have the opportunity to learn about how they can get involved.   

Rendell and Spector will talk about the role of civic education and the impact on women in Pennsylvania.

Those wishing to attend should contact Jennifer Oxenford at jmacdoug@isc.upenn.edu or 215-898-0341.