FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2006
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky, co-founder and chair of Women's Campaign International and a senior lecturer at The Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, will lecture as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow at Birmingham Southern College March 2 in Munger Hall Auditorium at 11 a.m.
In 1992, Margolies-Mezvinsky became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress from Pennsylvania, representing the state's 13th district in the 103rd Congress. She served as chair of the National Women's Business Council and led the United States' delegation to the United Nations' Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995.
She also has served as president of the Women's Campaign Fund and the Women's Campaign Research Fund, the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan political action committee supporting progressive women candidates running for public office at all levels of government.
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has developed and conducted programs in higher education since 1945. Fellows are matched with small colleges chosen for their commitment to the goals of the program. They are scheduled for both formal and information interactions with students in classrooms, students centers, and other settings.
The March 2 lecture is open to the public, free of charge. For more information, call 205/226-4650.