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(PITTSBURGH) March 27, 2008 – In honor of Women's History Month, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl awarded proclamations to three outstanding professional women and women’s associations.
Patricia Tucker, Past President of Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action, spoke on behalf of the late Evelyn Page Parker, who dedicated her life to the advancement of African-American women’s health issues. Ms. Parker's proclamation was accepted by her son, Thomas Parker. Also speaking on behalf of Ms. Parker were Lillie Lesene, a friend and former nurse, and the Rev. Maureen F. Cross Bolden, Associate Pastor of the Historic St. James AME Church.
From the local chapter of Women in Film & Media (WIFM), Faith Dickinson, the executive director of WIFM, accepted the proclamation on behalf of the local chapter. WIFM Promotes the City to the film world, bringing more than $20 million into the City through film production. Also speaking was Andrea Kubala, WIFM treasurer.
Chatham University President Dr. Esther Barazzone accepted the third proclamation of the day on behalf of the University’s Pennsylvania Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, which, since 1869, has maintained a tradition of supporting women’s education and furthering women’s roles in all avenues of society. Dr. Allyson Lowe, the Director of the Center, also spoke about the center’s achievements.