April 4, 2014 - Two members of the King’s College community recently participated in a panel presentation as part of a Women’s History Month program, titled “Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” which was held at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.
Dr. Margarita Rose, professor of economics and chairperson of the Department of Economics, highlighted Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, and Rachel Carson, author of "Silent Spring," about the impact each had on environmentalism in their countries. She also presented on social justice and peace activist Dorothy Day.
Dr. Janice Thompson, associate professor and chairperson of the Department of Theology, discussed women of courage, including Catherine of Siena and linked her with Malala Yousafzai, the girl shot by the Taliban for standing up for the rights of Muslim women to go to school in Pakistan.
King’s College is a Catholic College sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.
Dr. Margarita Rose
Dr. Janice Thompson