Honoring Women's History in Akron

International Women's Day
Posted on 03/08/2022
Image of Summit County Historical Society LogoMarch 8, 2022, is International Women's Day; and the Women's History Project of the Akron Area (a program of the Summit County Historical Society) is honoring nine local activists with its Woman of the Year award. A special presentation will be held at the John brown House on June 15. The nine award winners are: Darlene Anderson-Katz of the Dare to Love More Food and Resources; Regina King and Denise Brandon of West Akron Track; Virginia Wojno-Forney, preservation activist working with many different organizations; Kathy Meyer of Peace Together Choir and hospice nurse; Julia Perry, great, albeit forgotten, composer of classical music; Lisa Mansfield of Summit County Probate Court and many other organizations; Ellen McWilliams-Woods of Akron Public Schools; and Janis Worley of Akron Junior League and other organizations. Reservations are required through EventBrite.com. For pictures and biographies, see the press release.
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