Social Hall

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Women's Center Table

Students staff the Zatae Longsdorff Center for Women table at an event in the Social Hall during the Spring semester of 2008.

Date: Spring 2008

In this article in the April 15, 2005 edition of The Dickinsonian, Rachel Hurnyak comments on the crowd at the Take Back the Night rally and the speech given by Associate Provost Joyce Bylander.

Date: April 15, 2005
Dickinsonian article on Clothesline Project

This article in the November 21, 2003 edition of The Dickinsonian reports on the Clothesline Project hosted by the Zatae Longsdorff Center for Women to increase awareness and to bear witness to victims of violence against women.

Date: November 21, 2003
Domestic Violence Month Article

Jennifer Vogelsong reports in the October 10, 1999 Carlisle Sentinel on Cumberland County's recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, including a cutting of a purple ribbon and the Silent Witness Project.  The article also announces Dickinson's Clothesline Project, which was up on exhibit the same month.

Date: October 10, 1999
"The Clothesline Project" in the Sentinel

The Carlisle Sentinel reports in its February 9, 1993
edition on the upcoming exhibit entitled "The Clothesline Project" which
appeared at Dickinson and displayed T-shirts made by women who were
victims of abuse or violence in the central Pennsylvania area.

Date: February 9, 1993
Voces raised article

This article from the Dickinsonian, February 18, 1993, reports on "The Clothesline Project" on display in the Social Hall and calls for awareness and action.

Date: February 18, 1993
Third Wave of Feminism article

In this article from March 10, 1994, Erica Stoutenburgh reports for The Dickinsonian on a talk given by Rebecca Walker on ten guidelines for 'the Third Wave of Feminism.'

Date: March 10, 1994
Voices of Today's Woman Seminar Booklet Cover

In 1972 on October 5, 6 and 8, Dickinson held a seminar on women in
coordination with the Bicentennial Homecoming the same weekend.  The
seminar was "designed to examine the political, educational, legal, and
social conditions in our society which sometimes tend to reduce women's
participation as full partners with men in many aspects of life."  It was the first seminar on women ever held at Dickinson
and included a play by the Mermaid Players, speeches, workshops and
exhibits.  C. Delores Tucker, Secretary of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, was the major speaker. 

Date: October 5-8, 1972
Voices of Today's Woman

Mary Ames Raffensperger, M.D. and C. DeLores Tucker were main speakers at "Voices of Today's Woman," a special seminar devoted specifically to women. Dr.Raffensperger was a Coordinator of Rehabilative Services of Childrens' Hospital of Philadelphia and Associate Professor of Pediatrics of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Ms. Raffensperger was also a Trustee of the College, where she received the honorary Doctor of Science degree in 1965.

Date: September 29,1972
Ms.Tucker Claims "the American woman's second-class status has been her own fault."

Honorable C. DeLores Tucker, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1972 was the main speaker in "Voices of Today's Women" Seminar. Her address was, "Where Do We Go From Here? An Appraisal of the Expanding Role of Women in the 1970's?" was given on Friday, October 6th in the Social Hall. Ms. Tucker was the first Black woman ever named to a Cabinet post in Pennsylvania and was the highest ranking Black woman in the state government in the country at the time. She was also the first Black vice-chairman of the Democratic State Party.

Date: September 29,1972