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Former justice to give address

Leah Ward Sears

In recognition of the 2016 national Women’s History Month theme “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government,” the Institute for Women’s Studies will be sponsoring numerous events in March.

Leah Ward Sears, former chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, will give this year’s keynote address March 31 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 271 of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. A reception will follow the lecture. Both the lecture and reception are open free to the public.

The Institute for Women’s Studies will continue its tradition of hosting a Women’s History Month film festival featuring documentaries highlighting stories of women whose government leadership and public service helped shape America’s history. All of the film screenings are open to the public and will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Room 271 of the Russell Special Collections Building.

This year’s festival will kickoff March 14 with Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed. A screening of Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority will take place March 21. The film festival will close March 28 with Mountains that Take Wing: Angela Davis and Yuri Kochiyama—A Conversation on Life, Struggles and Liberation.

A complete list of Women’s History Month events is at