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The Oglethorpe Women’s Network was organized in fall of 2000 by Betsy Hansen, wife of Board of Trustees member Harald Hansen, and Marsha Large, wife of Oglethorpe President, Dr. Larry Large. The organization was patterned after the Women’s Studies Council at Duke University, founded by Dr. Jean O’Barr. The first program presented was Hear My Story, a two-day symposium of the unsung experiences of twenty women in the Civil Rights Movement. An archival tape of these stories was distributed to high schools, colleges, and museums in the Atlanta area and the southeast.

Programs sponsored by OWN are intended to offer educational, social, and personal development to the campus community and to interested members of the community.


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