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Press Release: Our Sisters' School Children to Share in Inauguration Experience at UMass Dartmouth


Our Sisters' School Children to Share in Inauguration Experience at UMass Dartmouth

Twenty-five fifth and sixth graders from Our Sisters' School in New Bedford will share in the nation's history when they visit the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus Center on Tuesday, January 20, to watch the presidential inauguration.

Author:  Jhoey
Date:  January 15, 2009
Department:   News & Public Information
Twenty-five fifth and sixth graders from Our Sisters' School in New Bedford will share in the nation's history when they visit the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Campus Center on Tuesday, January 20, to watch the presidential inauguration.

The visit, sponsored by the UMass Dartmouth Women's Resource Center, the Division of Student Affairs, SAIL and Campus Services, came about through Women's Center Director Juli Parker's involvement with the school.

"I am currently teaching drama and girls' empowerment at Our Sisters' School and learned that they did not have access to a TV for the inauguration. I immediately went to work to find a way to bring them to campus with their teachers so that we could witness history together," Parker said. "We're very excited to give them this chance on our campus."

Located on 145 Brownell Avenue, the independent, tuition-free school opened its doors in September 2008 and has a mission to educate and empower girls from the greater New Bedford area to reach their full potential in a safe, supportive and challenging environment. In addition to small class sizes, Our Sisters' School offers an extended day with extracurricular activities such as athletics, music, drama and tutoring.

For more information about the visit, contact Juli Parker at jparker@umassd.edu or 508.910.4584.

 

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