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Women’s History Month presentation set for March 10

2/28/2014


WILBURTON, OK (Feb. 28, 2014) – The Honors Program at Eastern Oklahoma State College, in cooperation with United Ministries, will host a special presentation in honor of Women’s History Month on Monday, March 10 at 1 p.m. in the Johnnie Wray Theatre in Pratt Hall.

Rev. Tori Butler, chaplain of Wiley College in Marshall, Tex., will present “Invisible to Visible: The Impact of Women in Ministry.” The presentation is free and open to the public.

Honors Program Director Ruth Askew Brelsford said the goal of the annual Women’s History Month lecture is to focus on women who are making a difference in contemporary society.

“Three years ago, after listening to a wonderful presentation for Black History Month, the young women in the Honors Program came to me, asking for a similar experience. They want to feature strong role models in all professions,” Brelsford said. “Our first year, we featured a woman who had punctured the ‘glass ceiling’ in the military. This year, I believe that Rev. Tori will tell us how she is approaching the so-called ‘stained glass ceiling.’”

Butler received her bachelor’s degree in history and international relations from McDaniel College. She earned a master’s of divinity from Duke Divinity School. She has served in Brazil, a multi-cultural church in Durham, North Carolina, and at a non-profit organization on Capitol Hill. In May, Butler will be ordained at the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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